Mentoring Matters

Mentoring has the power to transform lives.

By spending consistent, quality time with a child, a volunteer mentor can help boost a child’s self esteem, improve school performance, strengthen a child’s relationships with peers and family, and introduce a child to a world of new possibilities. By sharing their time and life experiences, mentors can encourage children to recognize and pursue their own dreams and reach their full potential.

2015 Coaches’ Mentoring Challenge

2016 Mentor Day Outstanding Mentor Recognition Form

2016 Mentor Day Minor Release Form

2015 Oklahoma Mentor Day Outstanding Mentor Honorees

View Our Survey Results on Oklahoma Mentoring Programs

Check out this video featuring El Reno's Students Striving for Success

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About the Boren Mentoring Initiative
In 2006, the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence launched the David and Molly Boren Mentoring Initiative to promote the growth and development of quality youth mentoring programs statewide. Named for foundation founder and chairman David L. Boren and his wife, Molly, the initiative grew out of Boren’s own commitment to mentoring and the proven impact that mentoring can play on a student’s success in and out of the classroom.

The Boren Mentoring Initiative:

  • Promotes and advocates for quality in youth mentoring
  • Provides guidelines, best practices, research, mentoring models and training
  • Consults to begin and support mentoring programs
  • Maintains a network of the state’s various mentoring organizations
  • Collects and shares Oklahoma mentoring data
  • Refers and recruits mentors and mentees through its online directory