Students Striving For Success

Students Striving for Success is a volunteer mentoring organization in partnership with El Reno Public Schools and the El Reno Public School Foundation. The program matches community volunteers with students based upon interest, experience, and need. Students in Grades 1-7 are eligible to participate in this program.

Young people in mentoring relationships are 53% less likely to skip school. 46% less likely to use illegal drugs. 37% less likely to skip a class. 33% less likely to use alcohol. 27% less likely to hit someone.


A mentor is a volunteer, at least 21 years of age, willing to dedicate time each week to guide the development of a child or youth. A mentor builds a relationship based on trust and acceptance with their mentee to empower and motive the mentee to succeed. A mentor is a role model, friend, motivator, and a good listener.

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Mentor Commitment

A mentor is committed to spend 40-60 minutes per week one-on-one with their assigned student. The mentor can typically pick out a time that will work for each person in the mentor relationship. Mentor assignments are typically available Monday – Thursday, from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm.

How do I become a mentor?

  1. Submit a written application.
  2. Undergo a background check.
  3. Attend a new mentor training/orientation session.
  4. Become matched with a student.
  5. Spend 40-60 minutes a week for the entire school year with your mentee.
Mentoring Board

Board Members

Brooke Robertson – Director
Barbara McBroom – Assistant
Rev. Colton Lott
Curtis Blanc
Rev. Mark Fryar
Matt Childers
Gerardo Troncoso
Richard Steanson
Dana Gibson
Linda Hulbutta
Chris Lambakis

Become A Mentor