Mentor 4 OK Monthly
Mentorship on the Move
June 2021 | Issue No. 15
In This Issue Upcoming Webinar Resources Videos
From the Editor

A lawsuit in Massachusetts resulted in the creation of the Children's Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI). One of its innovations for children and families is Therapeutic Mentoring, requiring training and certification. To learn and share, we took the certification course, which had participants from Hong Kong, Australia, Canada, various states, and the Boston area.

The National Disability Mentoring Coalition and Partners for Youth with Disabilities offered its inaugural Disability Mentoring Certificate Program with a cohort of 130 people. We are excited to share what we are learning.

Summer is the time to revive, strengthen, or establish mentoring, coaching, leadership development, and internship programs in our state.
Job Shadowing, Leadership, Internships...
The Honorable Kevin L. Matthews
Oklahoma State Senator for District 11, Tulsa
Virtual Coffee Webinar

Youth Entrepreneurship Shadow (YES) Program

Monday, July 19, 2021

9-10 A.M.

Senator Matthews founded this program with 100 Black Men of Tulsa thirteen years ago. For five weeks during the summer, high school youths shadow business professionals. The mentees learn about business, planning, professionalism, confidence, leadership, goals, and more. 'A replicable model.
Resources, News, and Tips
"Consent is like being ruler of your own country...population: YOU.
This is a smart, playful guide to consent and bodily autonomy."

"It's as simple as tea."
For middle school through adult, including males!
Copyright ©2015 Emmeline May and Blue Seat Studios Non-commercial use
Learn To Be is a nonprofit offering free online tutoring, 1-on-1, to help students succeed in school. Kelly Clarkson interviewed the nonprofit's Neeraj Kapoor, a software engineer, on June 8, 2021. Sign up to be tutored or to be a tutor.

From Oklahoma Lawyers for Children, a list of resources: From the website, "... resources to help children and families in the juvenile court system... We are excited to provide some resources below to help create healthy families here in Oklahoma County."

The Trevor Project, founded in 1998, provides 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention outreach for LGBTQIA+ youths under age 25. MENTOR, the National Mentoring Partnership, has been featuring facts from the 2021 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health, a must-read PDF. For example, The Trevor Project found that rates of suicide were significantly lower among transgender & nonbinary youth whose pronouns were respected than those who were routinely misgendered. What are pronouns?

Volunteer Leader Playbook by Norman's Loveworks Leadership, whose mission is "Shaping the next generation of young leaders by helping students to discover their potential and live into their dreams." Ideas, resources, books, and more cleverly done.

Nowata Boys & Girls Club and Tri-County Tech 'A smart, innovative partnership!

Newsletter: College & Career Readiness, Oklahoma State Department of Education

Volunteers for Youth wins non-profit of the year for the Claremore Chamber of Commerce. Mendy Stone began this powerhouse of youth mentoring as the single employee in 1998.
Whitney Moore, Cheyenne Public Schools, will present "Cheyenne's Talls & Smalls Mentoring & More" at the OSSBA/ CCOSA Education Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City. Co-presenting will be some of the Talls, seventh-grade mentors.

Since the 1990s, businesses nationwide have created and continued mentoring programs for workforce development and quality of life for all. Oklahoma City’s corporate pioneers still mentoring during the workday are:

INTEGRIS Health,1992
Chesapeake Energy,1995

Sign: Stanley Hupfeld Academy
Videos about Oklahoma Program Models
Cowboy Cousins

Student Government Association, Oklahoma State University

Cooper Degner and Aarushi Singh explain how Cowboy Cousins connects international and national cultures through on-campus mentoring. Degner, a mechanical and aerospace engineering major, is the director of Cowboy Cousins. Singh, the associate director. Singh, a computer engineering major, is the associate director.
Chevron Phillips Scholar Mentor Program

College of Chemical, Biological, and Materials Engineering, Gallogly College of Engineering, University of Oklahoma

Taylor Hampshire and Lucas Condes, Chevron Phillips Scholar Mentors, talk about the value and range of the peer mentoring program for sophomore chemical engineering students. Chevron Phillips sponsors the scholarship. 

Who Mentored You?
Whitney Dunn, Norman
Whitney Dunn, executive director, Boys & Girls Club, Center for Children & Families (CCFI), Norman, talks about Robert Foreman.
Breea Clark, J.D.,
The Honorable Breea Clark, Mayor of Norman, shares her five mentors, Greg Heiser, J.D., Ph.D.; George Henderson, Ph.D.; Cindy Rosenthal, Lynne Miller, and Mick Cornett, former mayors. 
Aarushi Singh, Stillwater
Aarushi Singhi, associate director, Cowboy Cousins, Student Government Association, Oklahoma State University, honors Chandini Das.
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