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Southeastern partners to mentor kids in OJA program
DURANT, Okla. – Mentoring comes in many forms, but all with the same goal — investing in someone and doing all that is possible to ensure they reach their maximum potential. While most people can recall a mentor in their past who has encouraged them to keep going, work harder or simply to believe in themselves, not all take the time to give back by mentoring others.
Through a partnership with Southeastern Oklahoma State University, youth who are involved with the Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs (OJA) in Bryan County will be paired with student athletes serving as mentors for a semester.
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LaDonna English and Kheri Smith
About the Office of Juvenile Affairs
Throughout the state of Oklahoma, the Office of Juvenile Affairs (OJA) provides with its community partners; prevention, educational and treatment services, as well as secure facilities for juveniles in order to promote public safety and reduce juvenile delinquency.
Since 1995, OJA has showed its commitment to return Oklahoma's youth to their communities equipped with the education, social skills and support needed to make positive contributions to the state.
Some of the services and support OJA provides: