By Jacob Factor, News Editor
Mission Shawnee exists to educate, equip and dignify marginalized individuals in the Shawnee community through relationships rooted in the love of Jesus Christ.
The Summit is a ministry of Mission Shawnee. It’s a mentorship program in which Mission Shawnee trains students to create and sustain relationships.
The Summit mentors students at three different schools around Shawnee, Horace Mann Elementary, Shawnee Middle School and Will Rogers Elementary.
There are three principles The Summit uses to teach: “Show Up,” be consistent so you can build trust with a mentee; “Live Out,” modeling good character for your mentee; “Speak In,” “speaking into,” a mentee’s life with grace.
Mentors that are a part of The Summit serve once a week after attending Adopt A School training, passing a background check, and being matched with a mentee.
For more information, there is a table in the lower GC where you can sign up for a mailing list. The Mentor Club’s first meeting is April 8 at 10 a.m in the Upper GC.
MissionShawneeok.org has more information on Mission Shawnee’s volunteer and internship opportunities, including marketing, graphic design, youth development, education and social work positions.
Mission Shawnee is located at 126 S Center and can be reached at 405-802-8318 or firstname.lastname@example.org.