Captain Kevin Penn, USAF

Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence
   
2013 Mentors

Captain Kevin Penn, USAF

Captain Kevin Penn, USAF, Mentor of the Year 2013GoodGuides® Youth Mentoring,
Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma, Inc.
Mentee:
Jhonhenri Lee, 16 years old
One-year match

“Kevin Penn is truly an outstanding mentor and an outstanding person. As a captain in the United States Air Force, Kevin unselfishly serves our country. Between deployments, Kevin also finds time at home to serve the youth in Oklahoma City. He and his mentee, Jhonhenri Lee, have worked together for over a year and couldn’t be happier. After Jhonhenri lost his previous mentor, Kevin stepped in as a role model. Jhonhenri has not had a relationship with his father or any kind of father figure for most of his life. After meeting Kevin, they formed a bond that could not be broken.
Both mentor and mentee share similar interests, including football and basketball and spend their time discussing sports, positive choices, and possible career options for Jhonhenri.

"Kevin will be deployed again in April, but the relationship that has been built will withstand the miles. The pair will have access to email and Skype, and hopefully the bond between these two young men can grow even stronger.”

Ashleigh Curtis
Program Manager, GoodGuides®
Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma, Inc.

“Kevin stands out because no matter what is going on in his or my life, he will still communicate with me. He stays on top of my grades and pushes me to succeed in school. Every time I have something to say about school that’s negative, he explains that it’s a learning experience, and then he tells me a story from his childhood about what he learned and how it helps him today.”

Jhonhenri Lee
Mentee

Jhonhenri Lee, mentee; Captain Kevin Penn, USAF, Mentor of the Year, GoodGuides� Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma, Inc.; Ashleigh Curtis, program manager; Timothy Proctor, master mentor; Rosalind Evans, program assistant
Jhonhenri Lee, mentee; Captain Kevin Penn, USAF, Mentor of the Year, GoodGuides® Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma, Inc.; Ashleigh Curtis, program manager; Timothy Proctor, master mentor; Rosalind Evans, program assistant