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National Mentoring Month- School Foundation Webinar

January is National Mentoring Month, and the Oklahoma School Foundations Network is celebrating the impact school foundations are having in this important outreach. We will host a FREE webinar Thursday, January 27, at Noon to share mentoring program success stories from Oklahoma school foundations.
Mentoring has tangible positive effects for students. With a mentor, young people are:
• 52% less likely to skip a day of school.
• 78% more likely to volunteer regularly in
their communities.
• 130% more likely to hold a leadership
position in a club or sports team.
School foundations looking to support student academic and personal success should consider ways to support mentoring in their school district. Join Dana Gibson from Students Striving for Success, a program of the El Reno Public School Foundation and Rhonda Clemmer of BEST! Mentoring, a program started under the umbrella of the Cache Schools Education Foundation to hear how their successful mentoring programs are making a real difference in the lives of students.

Oklahoma Equal Opportunity Education Scholarship Act

The Oklahoma Equal Opportunity Education Scholarship Act allows Oklahomans that donate to eligible public school foundations or public school districts to reallocate tax liabilities and receive a portion of their gift back in state income tax credits. Gifts to designated educational improvement projects allow donors to support innovative educational opportunities for public school students and save on their state taxes.

National Association of Education Foundations National Conference

The National Association of Education Foundations will host a Virtual National Conference March 2-4, 2022. Early bird registration is open NOW at reduced rates. Get an even better rate by becoming a PLUS member of the National Association of Education Foundations through OSFN. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn from school foundation leaders across the nation. Register now!