|Dwight Eskew (center), a volunteer for Junior Achievement of Oklahoma, Tulsa Region, receives an Outstanding Mentor Award from Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence Chairman David L. Boren (left) and President Anil Gollahalli during Oklahoma Mentor Day at the Capitol. (Photo by Travis Caperton, Oklahoma State Capitol)|
Dwight Eskew of Tulsa has been named outstanding mentor for Junior Achievement of Oklahoma, Tulsa Region, which fosters work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills in students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
Dwight, a manager at Aaon Inc., has been an extremely active Junior Achievement volunteer for the past year, said Sue Weller, program director. “Over the course of just one year, Dwight has served in 11 different classrooms at five schools, reaching 259 students at the elementary level – incredible dedication. Aside from his involvement in the classroom, he has also served as a mentor at our Junior Achievement Investor Challenge and attended various fundraising events for Junior Achievement of Oklahoma.“
Sue said the Junior Achievement Program team in Tulsa has received numerous words of praise regarding Dwight’s delivery approach with the students.
“His ability to connect with and engage our local youth is unparalleled,” she said. “Through the work he is doing in the classroom, we are confident he is living out our mission by inspiring and preparing our youth to succeed in a global economy.”Sue said Dwight was not only recognized for his dedication to the students in the Tulsa community, but also for his willingness to assist Junior Achievement with classroom instruction. “If ever we need a volunteer to step in and assist, we know we can count on Mr. Eskew to jump in feet first to ensure all students are provided equal opportunities to receive JA curriculum.”