Breaking the Barriers of Poverty in Oklahoma City

Thursday, April 13 at 05:40 AM
Category: Arvest Community News
How can we break the barriers of poverty and illiteracy for the next generation? By being proactive. Whiz Kids is a faith-based, one-on-one volunteer tutoring and mentoring program that focuses on first through sixth grade students in areas with the highest drop-out rates and lowest socio-economic levels in Oklahoma City. For over 22 years, Whiz Kids Oklahoma has provided mentors, friends and role models for disadvantaged children in Oklahoma City and has helped them learn to read.
 
Recently Arvest Bank was a table sponsor at the annual Seeds of Hope volunteer appreciation and fundraising event for Whiz Kids Oklahoma where they recognized and honored the everyday heroes that make their program possible. It was an amazing night of everyone sharing their hearts and passion for planting seeds of hope in the city’s children. There was even a special appearance from Batman!
 
Arvest Bank associates in attendance were: Sammetra Christmon, Lou Ann Harris and Connie Sartin. The remaining Arvest seats were donated back to friends and family members of Whiz Kids. 
 
For more information about Whiz Kids Oklahoma and to find volunteer opportunities, please visit www.whizkids.org*.
 
Links marked with * go to a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution.   

Tags: Charitable Giving, Community Support, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City
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