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

Junior Achievement of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City Region

Eric Harmon of Choctaw has been named outstanding mentor by Junior Achievement (JA) of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Region, which fosters work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills in students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

An U.S. Air Force retiree and CEO and president of P4 Principles, LLC., Harmon has taught classes for Junior Achievement since 2014. In that time, Eric has lead 13 Junior Achievement classes ranging from second-grade through high school.

From his many mentees, Eric chose Dachay Hill-Peters, a senior at Douglass High School, to join him at Oklahoma Mentor Day, noting her engagement with his guests and her vision for her future.  

“I witnessed her handle a very tenuous situation at school after consulting with me; as a result of her maturity and professionalism, she and a few others were able to mitigate significant consequences that were facing a fellow student,” Eric said.  “I definitely see the momentum she is building as a result of her JA  experience. There are great things ahead in her future!”

Jo Wise, regional director of Junior Achievement Oklahoma, said he feels the organization is blessed to have Eric as a volunteer. “His passion to motivate and encourage our youth to be successful, productive citizens is contagious,” he added.

Eric was also nominated as the 2016 Outstanding Mentor for INTEGRIS Health’s Positive Directions Mentoring Program at Stanley Hupfield Academy.