Keiv Brummett

Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence
Oklahoma Mentor Day


Keiv Brummett (second from left), a volunteer for Passport to the Future Mentoring Program with Little Dixie Community Action Agency in Antlers, receives an Outstanding Mentor Award from Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence President Craig Story (second from right) and foundation trustee and mentoring advocate Molly Boren. Joining in the presentation are Mentor Day keynote speaker and author Alton Carter (left) and mentee Sammy Loftis. 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)

Keiv Brummett

Passport to the Future
Little Dixie Community Action Agency

Passport to the Future has nominated Keiv Brummett, a retired engineer, as its outstanding mentor of the year.

The Passport to the Future Mentoring Program is part of the Little Dixie Community Action Agency, which matches adult volunteers with youth who have or have had a parent incarcerated in the counties of Choctaw, Pushmataha, and McCurtain.

Keiv started mentoring Sammy at the start of the school year. As a former engineer, Keiv specialized in mobile air conditioning systems for automobiles, aircrafts, motorhomes and trucks, which allow him to fuel and foster Sammy’s interest in science. Keiv also keeps track of Sammy’s grades and tutors him.

“Sammy adores Keiv and thinks of him often when he isn’t around,” said Doris Long, the victim and youth services program director for Little Dixie Community Action Agency. “This mentor relationship has given Sammy an improved self-esteem and social skills.”

Not only does Keiv help Sammy with school but he also helps him develop social and life skills. Keiv makes a point to teach Sammy important life skills so he will be educated about the world around him.

On occasion, Keiv will include his wife in his mentee relationship. Keiv and his wife have taken Sammy out to dinner and attend community events with his family. Keiv even attended Sammy’s birthday party.

“Keiv has been an excellent role model and improved Sammy’s life exceptionally,” added Long.