About Us


Samuel & Airreia Pierce (Founders)


Christ-Centered.  Child-Centered.  Family-Centered.

Our motto is “Transforming Minds, Igniting Lives.” Romans 12:2 “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.  Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”  We passionately work with the youth to transform the way they think to impact their future.  Youth already have God-Given talents and potential inside of them waiting to be ignited.  That is where SonShine Embrace comes in.

Letter from Airreia Pierce (Academic Director):

“It is a pleasure to provide care for each child that enters my life.  I have former experience as an Interior Achitecture major, so I utilize the creative arts often with learning activities because I believe children best learn through play and creative expression.  I have a Bachelors and Masters degree in Birth-Kindergarten Education, that allows me to serve children with and without special needs.  I have worked with children from ages Birth through 16 in various capacities: baby-sitter, nanny, tutor/academic coach in reading/writing, summer camp instructor, children’s ministry volunteer, Pre-K  Lead Teacher in Guilford County Schools for 8 years, and now as an Academic Director.  I have been a Servant Leader for Freedom Schools that promoted teaching children about literacy skills in non-traditional methods.  All of my unique experiences have shaped my views on education and the ways children learn!”

Mission Statement:

To transform minds through education, health and wellness, recreation, creative arts, and entrepreneurship and ignite a life-long love for learning.


We envision serving our children and families with integrity, passion, and a spirit of excellence.  As we encourage, motivate, teach, inspire, and guide children, they will be ignited to fulfill their unique purposes in life from the earliest foundation up to college grade integrating education, arts, technology, and entrepreneurship as skills for the future.

Currently, we offer individualized coaching in reading, writing, and math while providing study skills, college prep, and increasing eligibility for STEM and early college programs and scholarships.

Our 5 Foundations:

WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ is our foundation

WE BELIEVE that youth should be actively engaged in their learning

WE BELIEVE that our staff should have high expectations held for all youth to succeed 

WE BELIEVE that families, educators, and the community are a partnership

WE BELIEVE that learning should be developmentally, culturally, and individually appropriate

Why is SonShine Embrace unique?

  1. We use the interest of children to help them learn
  2. We foster early literacy and math skills
  3. Personalized teaching in an intimate setting



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