Will Schwab

Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence
Oklahoma Mentor Day


Will Schwab (second from left), a volunteer for TEEM – The Education and Employment Ministry – of Oklahoma City, 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)

Will Schwab

The Education and Employment Ministry (TEEM)
Oklahoma City

The Education and Employment Ministry (TEEM) has nominated Will Schwab as its outstanding mentor for Oklahoma Mentor Day.

TEEM is a nonprofit organization dedicated to breaking cycles of incarceration and poverty through education, personal development and work-readiness training.

Will has been a mentor at TEEM since 2013 and in that time he has mentored several mentees from the program.

“Will has a big heart and serves others well,” said Jenna McCullock, site supervisor. “He is committed to making a difference in the lives of our participants at TEEM and leaves an imprint on the hearts of everyone he impacts.”

However, Will has a notable relationship with his mentee Mitchell, aged 32, who he has been matched with since 2014.

Over the last two years, Will has made a point to reach out to Mitchell and pushes him towards reaching his goals.

“What stands out about this match is that Will and Mitchell’s personalities are very different,” McCullock said. “They come from two different backgrounds and lifestyles but their relationship is very special. Mitchell and Will would both agree that because of each other’s impact, their lives are better.”