Eric HarmonPositive 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.