True Blue Neighbors is proud to be represented at the 2019 Oklahoma Mentor Day by Outstanding Mentor Honoree Hayley Davidson. Hayley is a psychology/pre-med junior at The University of Tulsa and has served as a mentor to Kendall-Whittier Elementary School students Jesus, Evelyn, and Ximena for three years.
Calling her “a wonderful asset” to the program, Olivia Landrum, director of the True Blue Neighbors Youth Mentoring Program, says Davidson “has always been driven to develop her skills as a mentor. She came to us as a college student, eagerly taking on extra responsibilities, such as mentoring the entire class,” she says. “She continued to demonstrate this drive through her tenure at our program.”
Hayley says she has gained much from her mentoring experiences. “I have improved my skills of patience and responsibility. More than that, though, I have become more childlike, meaning I can see a lot more wonder in the world around me.”
The True Blue Neighbors Youth Mentoring Program provides equitable educational resources for youth. Program objectives include: enhancing literacy achievement, increasing access to healthy nutrition and community gardening, and developing positive social skills to build a better citizen. True Blue Neighbors offers free after-school programming for 140 students every school day, following the Tulsa Public Schools academic calendar. The Youth Mentoring Program heavily emphasizes volunteer-mentoring relationships by integrating TU faculty, staff, and students into the culture and program design.
Visit our page to learn more https://trueblueneighbors.utulsa.edu/…/youth-mentoring-pro…/