Believe In Some One Now (B.I.S.O.N.) Mentoring Program, Leedey Public Schools
Years Matched: Four
Connie Quattlebaum is a retired community volunteer who has been matched with mentee Mya for four years through the B.I.S.O.N. program.
“Mrs. Quattlebaum has been a great influence on Mya,” shared Tammi Goodall. “She encourages and supports Mya in her school activities and family life and has helped financially by sponsoring some of Mya’s school extra-curricular activities. Mya has blossomed into a very confident young lady.”
Quattlebaum and Mya enjoy working on projects with one another, from creating special snacks, crafts and Valentines’ gifts to finishing a quilting project. The pair were able to take a special birthday shopping trip with lunch to celebrate Mya’s birthday. They love spending one-on-one time together.
“Mrs. Quattlebaum is a big supporter of our mentoring program and all school activities. Her support and involvement have helped not just Mya, but our entire program to grow and improve,” shared Goodall.
About the Program: B.I.S.O.N. Mentors is a school-based program that serves pre-K through 12th grade students in Leedey, a small community of 435 residents. Leedey Superintendent Rusty Puffinbarger and Mentor Coordinator Kris Gore started the program and, with the help of six board members, rallied the support of their town. In a short time, the program has had a great impact on the school’s entire student body.