Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence
Celebrates National Mentoring Month
The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence is celebrating National Mentoring Month in January by encouraging Oklahomans to make a difference in a child’s life by becoming a volunteer mentor. The theme for National Mentoring Month is “Invest in the Future: Mentor a Child.” Gov. Mary Fallin has also issued a proclamation declaring January as Mentoring Month in Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, through its David and Molly Boren Mentoring Initiative, has been designated as Oklahoma’s lead organization for National Mentoring Month by the Harvard Mentoring Project. This year, the foundation is coordinating a statewide media campaign and has established a webpage for Oklahomans to pay tribute to their own mentors.
National Mentoring Month posters and promotional materials and copies of the booklet “Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring” are available through the foundation office. For more information, contact Beverly Woodrome, Boren Mentoring Initiative director, at (405) 236-0006 or email email@example.com.
OFE's National Mentoring Month Campaign Materials
NEWS RELEASE: Foundation Names Director of Boren Mentoring Initiative
Guest Editorial: Invest in the Future: Mentor a Child by Cindi Hemm, Principal of Eugene Field Elementary, Tulsa
Guest Editorial: The Faith Community Can Change the Future through Mentoring by Masie Bross, director, Whiz Kids Tutoring and Mentoring
Governor's proclamation declaring January as Mentoring Month in Oklahoma
Newspaper Public Service Announcement - Color (PDF, 644k)
Newspaper Public Service Announcement - Black/White (PDF, 455k)
National Mentoring Month News and Events
Visit the official National Mentoring Month website for news, events and helpful links.
National Mentoring Month campaign/marketing materials can be previewed at www.nationalmentoringmonth.org/ads. These items can be ordered locally by contacting the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence at (405) 236-0006.
Thank Your Mentor Day is Thursday, January 26. Click here for ideas on how to honor your mentor.