In a recent survey of Oklahoma mentoring organizations, the Boren Mentoring Initiative found that the greatest challenge facing mentoring organizations was a shortage of volunteers.
“We need grassroots support from across the state to make this campaign a success for Oklahoma kids,” Director Beverly Woodrome said.
The initiative has created a directory of more than 100 mentoring partner organizations statewide and works with those organizations to seek volunteers, offer resources and promote mentoring best practices. The initiative encourages all Oklahoma mentoring programs to join its network free of charge.
The program provides consulting and resources for groups seeking to create new mentoring programs and also hosts Oklahoma Mentor Day at the Capitol, which honors outstanding mentors. Woodrome writes a blog, “The Oklahoma Mentor,” which provides a searchable database of mentoring ideas and best practices.
For more information on the Coaches’ Mentoring Challenge, go to www.okcoacheschallenge.org or contact Woodrome at 236-0006 or firstname.lastname@example.org.