|Photographer: Travis Caperton, State Capitol|
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The Boren Mentoring Initiative, which is a program of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, held a drawing for a $500 Visa gift card and eight $25 gift cards for mentoring groups that submitted their surveys by the Aug. 14 deadline. The survey, which was sent to mentoring organizations statewide, will provide important data about youth mentoring in Oklahoma.
The winner of the grand prize $500 gift card is the Canaries Running Team of BETHANY. Recipients of $25 gift cards are Camp Fire Heart of Oklahoma, OKLAHOMA CITY; Congregation B’nai Emunah’s McClure Elementary Program of TULSA; Creek County Literacy Mentoring Program of SAPULPA; Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity’s A Ride into the Future Mentoring Program, OKLAHOMA CITY; Rose State TRiO Student Support Services, MIDWEST CITY; Oklahoma City Police Athletic League, OKLAHOMA CITY; National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. Epsilon Delta Kudos, LAWTON; and Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma, OKLAHOMA CITY.
State Rep. Emily Virgin, a former recipient of the foundation’s Academic All-State Scholarship, did the drawing for the winning mentoring organizations.
The mission of the Boren Mentoring Initiative is to promote the growth and development of quality youth mentoring programs statewide. The initiative seeks to be a resource for training, best practices, program models and mentoring data. The foundation has also established a directory of more than 100 mentoring organizations statewide and provides opportunities for networking, training and promotion among its mentoring partners. The initiative, named for Foundation for Excellence chairman David L. Boren and his wife, Molly, grew out of Boren’s own commitment to mentoring and the proven impact that mentoring can make on a student’s success in and out of the classroom.
CUTLINE: REP. EMILY VIRGIN DRAWS WINNERS IN MENTORING SURVEY CONTEST
Oklahoma State Rep. Emily Virgin draws for a $500 grand prize as well as other prizes to be awarded to Oklahoma mentoring organizations that completed the state’s first Youth Mentoring Survey sponsored by the David and Molly Boren Mentoring Initiative, a program of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence. Virgin is joined by her executive assistant Deborah Smith. The winner of the $500 grand prize is the Canaries Running Team of Bethany. Virgin is a past recipient of the Foundation’s Academic All-State Scholarship. (Photo by Travis Caperton, State Capitol)
August 16, 2013