Eric 'Ric' Bailey

Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence
2013 Mentors

Eric 'Ric' Bailey

Project Transformation,
Asbury United Methodist Church, Tulsa
Trevin Corona, nine years old
Nine-month match

“Ric has a heart for young people. He has been an enthusiastic, consistent mentor to youth through Asbury’s Project Transformation outreach for the last four years, sharing his interest, time and talents. His enthusiasm is contagious as he infuses it into these young students with a “can do” attitude. One-on-one, he encourages the love of reading, enhancement of computer skills, and art talents.

He instills the feeling that they are loved, valued and that they can achieve. He also supports the program by volunteering as a driver for field trips or other off campus events. In addition, for several years, Ric dedicates his time to an elementary student, Trevin, twice a month at Walt Whitman Elementary, the A & W program, eating lunch with the student, visiting with him, listening to his concerns and reading with him, always challenging him to excel. Ric does all of this with grace and a big, bright smile. It’s catching!”

Joanne Stadler
Project Transformation Organizational Chairman
Asbury United Methodist Church

Eric “Ric” Bailey, Mentor of the Year; Trevin Corona, mentee; and Joanne Stadler, organizational chairman, Project Transformation, Asbury United Methodist Church, Tulsa.