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True Blue Neighbors Youth Mentoring Program

National Mentoring Month

The University of Tulsa’s True Blue Neighbors Youth Mentoring Program (TBN-YMP) aspires to help build a better community through quality after-school programming at Kendall-Whittier Elementary School.

True Blue Neighbors is pleased to announce that The University of Tulsa student, Carly Costley, is being recognized for her outstanding commitment to mentoring at TBN-YMP, and received the award of “Honored Mentor” by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence during the 2017 Oklahoma Mentor Day celebration.

As a 21st Century Community Learning CenterTBN-YMP 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.

Read about TBN-YMP in Tulsa Kids Magazine.

TBN-YMP offers free after-school programming for 140 students every school day, following the Tulsa Public Schools academic calendar. TBN-YMP heavily emphasizes volunteer-mentoring relationships by integrating TU faculty, staff, and students into the culture and program design.

TBN-YMP volunteers commit to work a minimum of one (1) hour/per week. This opportunity qualifies for the Employee Community Service Paid Leave Program.

View current volunteer opportunities for TBN-YMP HERE.