Junior Achievement of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City Region
Eric Harmon of Choctaw has been named outstanding mentor by Junior Achievement (JA) of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Region, which fosters work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills in students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
An U.S. Air Force retiree and CEO and president of P4 Principles, LLC., Harmon has taught classes for Junior Achievement since 2014. In that time, Eric has lead 13 Junior Achievement classes ranging from second-grade through high school.
From his many mentees, Eric chose Dachay Hill-Peters, a senior at Douglass High School, to join him at Oklahoma Mentor Day, noting her engagement with his guests and her vision for her future.
“I witnessed her handle a very tenuous situation at school after consulting with me; as a result of her maturity and professionalism, she and a few others were able to mitigate significant consequences that were facing a fellow student,” Eric said. “I definitely see the momentum she is building as a result of her JA experience. There are great things ahead in her future!”
Jo Wise, regional director of Junior Achievement Oklahoma, said he feels the organization is blessed to have Eric as a volunteer. “His passion to motivate and encourage our youth to be successful, productive citizens is contagious,” he added.
Eric was also nominated as the 2016 Outstanding Mentor for INTEGRIS Health’s Positive Directions Mentoring Program at Stanley Hupfield Academy.