Because our total goal and focus is on ensuring students go to college, we have many professionals in the community as mentors and partners. We are proud to say that all our partners volunteer and assist within the program do so gratis because of their belief and support in what we are doing.
We would like to acknowledge these organizations or individuals here who are our constant and steadfast supporters and partners:
Dr. Randy Thompson, Barry W. Lowe,
and Gary Clark at an early LFYS Meeting.
OSU Foundation. Our first university partner. Our first student began attending Oklahoma State University in the fall of 2007. Options about at OSU for our students who wish to live on campus.
OKWU Foundation. our second university partner, Oklahoma Wesleyan has been a wonderful partner. OKWU has been amazingly supportive of assisting the LFYS Program as well as aggressively seeking to match endowment funds. This option provides the college experience while living close to home.
Bill Bierschmitt, Dr. Larry Rice, Karen Lowe,
Barry W. Lowe and Danette Boyle at the
Rogers State University. Our third university partner joined in 2008. We are pleased to be associated with Rogers State University. Several options are available while attending RSU: Start school in Bartlesville and then possibly a move to Claremore to live on campus is one such option.
Public School District.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma - Bartlesville. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma, Bartlesville Office has been a wonderful partner. They perform the initial interviews, conduct background checks of all mentors, and assist us in the matching of students to mentors. With their expertise and many years of experience, we are able to create long-lasting and successful matches.
Thomas Bridges, LFYS Program graduate
with Susan Rhodes at a quarterly meeting in July 2011.
Rachel Hough and Susan Rhodes have been teaching the program for students called Real Life Real Choices. More can be discovered about this program by reviewing the supplemental guide: Real Life Real Choices. Many thanks to both of these wonderful ladies for their dedication to our students and their success.
E. Ray Harris, Attorney. With the help and guidance of Mr. Harris, we have been able to develop our inkling of an idea into a strong non-profit (501(c)(3)) organization. We couldn't have done it without your help, Ray. Many thanks.
Dentist, Dr. Butler, heads up coordinating our dental program. Within the dental program, we provide dental services up to $5,000 per year for members of the LFYS Program.