Cindy Colton and Kristy Johnson

Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence
2013 Mentors

Cindy Colton and Kristy Johnson

Team of Mentors of the Year 2013

Studio 222 After School Program,
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Oklahoma City
Chaquion Joyner, 18 years old
Match Length: Seven-year match with Cindy and two-year match with Kristy

A mentoring team: Cindy Colton, Mentor of the Year; Julie Robinson, executive director, Studio 222; Kristy Johnson, Mentor of the Year; and mentee Chaquion Joyner.

Cindy Colton began as director of Studio 222, an after-school program, at its inception. Through the years, Cindy has been a wonderful role model and mentor to the students of Studio 222. Chaquion entered the program in middle school, where Cindy spent time talking, encouraging, caring and loving her. She planned multiple activities and programs that taught leadership, character building and community service. The mother of three grown children, Cindy holds a master’s degree in guidance counseling.

'Kristy Johnson is an active volunteer in the high school program of Studio 222. She has been vital to the creation of this program. Kristie mentors these students with love, compassion and dedication. She has worked closely with Chaquion and the group helping guide them concerning driving permits, ACT preparation, leadership skills, career advisement and testing. Kristie, the mother of one daughter, is the Explore Program Instructor at Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center (EOC Tech).”

Julie Robinson
Director of Missions
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church

“They have always been there to support me in anything I do. They are like the big sisters I never had and gave me love that kept me going and focusing on my goals.”

Chaquion Joyner