Eric Harmon

Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence
   
Oklahoma Mentor Day

 VOLUNTEER SELECTED BY TWO ORGANIZATIONS
 FOR OKLAHOMA MENTOR DAY RECOGNITION

Representatives from INTEGRIS Health Positive Directions Mentoring Program at Stanley Hupfeld Academy and Junior Achievement of Oklahoma City display a photo of volunteer Eric Harmon, who was selected by both organizations to be honored as an outstanding mentor at Oklahoma Mentor Day. Harmon was unable to attend the event, but was well represented by his supporters. Participating in the presentation (from left) are Mentor Day keynote speaker Alton Carter; Stanley Hupfeld Academy teacher Heather Muldrum; student mentees Jeremiah Johns, Dachay Hill-Peters and Eryanna Rollerson; former mentee Chandler Campbell, a management and program analyst at Tinker Air Force Base; Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence trustee and mentoring advocate Molly Boren and foundation president Craig Story. Oklahoma Mentor Day, sponsored by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence and its David and Molly Boren Mentoring Initiative, honors outstanding Oklahoma youth mentors and promotes the value of mentoring. (Photo by Travis Caperton)

Eric Harmon

Positive Directions
INTEGRIS Health of Oklahoma City

INTEGRIS Health of Oklahoma City has named Eric Harmon of Choctaw as its outstanding mentor in its Positive Directions Mentoring Program. Harmon has volunteered with INTEGRIS Positive Directions since 2012 through their partnership with Stanley Hupfeld Academy at Western Village, after a recommendation from a teacher at the school.

An U.S. Air Force retiree, Eric Harmon is the CEO and president of P4 Principles, LLC. He specializes in motivational speaking, mentoring and mindset coaching. He uses these talents to help others recognize their value and purpose in life.

“Eric understands that his investment in today’s youth empowers them and prepares them for tomorrow,” said Ruthie Rayner, principal at Stanley Hupfeld Academy.

According to Tobi Campbell, director of INTEGRIS Positive Directions, Eric is generous with his time and talents. He has even, on occasion, stepped up to serve as a volunteer motivational speaker for parent meetings and mentor training sessions.

Last year, Harmon created and implemented the Power to Be program. The program offers students at Stanley Hupfeld Academy life-skills training, encouragement and motivation. In addition, Eric brought the Junior Achievement program to the school.

“He loves, supports, encourages, praises, calls them out, and stretches them in lots of ways,” said Beth LaFave, a first grade teacher at Stanley Hupfeld Academy. “He is devoted to helping not only these kids, but all!”

Eric was also nominated as the 2016 Outstanding Mentor for Junior Achievement.

Through Positive Directions, INTEGRIS employees provide the educational support necessary to enhance the learning experience of at-risk students at OKC elementary schools. Mentors commit to spend one hour per week, during the school day, with their assigned student throughout the year.