Michelle Brasher

Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence
Oklahoma Mentor Day


Michelle Brasher (second from left), a volunteer for Special Tigers Martial Arts mentoring program, receives an Outstanding Mentor Award from Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence President Craig Story (right) and foundation trustee and mentoring advocate Molly Boren during Oklahoma Mentor Day. Joining in the presentation is Mentor Day keynote speaker and author Alton Carter (left). 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)

Michelle Brasher

Special Tigers Martial Arts
Pryor High School

Pryor High School has selected Michelle Brasher, owner of Kuk Sool Won of Pryor, as the outstanding mentor for the Special Tigers Martial Arts program.

Michelle started the martial arts focused mentoring program three years ago at Pryor High School. The program focuses on teaching students Kuk Sool Won, which is a Korean martial arts system.

“Michelle, otherwise known as Ma’am, invited the special needs students to the program where they have Kuk Sool Won class with their mentors once a week,” said Evett Barham, Pryor High School Leadership teacher and Student Council Advisor.

In addition to organizing the program, Michelle dedicates one hour every day to meet with her mentee, Franklin, 17.

“The smile on his face when he sees his Ma’am, says it all,” Barham said. “Franklin’s social skills, health, and memorization have increased because of her dedication to him. Because of Michelle Brasher’s leadership, lives are being changed.”