Awards and Recognition
On December 1st, the Community Foundation of Howard County’s Casey and Pebble Willis Making a Difference Award was presented to Dave Piligian, Crosswalk Lutheran Church, for his volunteer work at Phelps Luck Elementary School.
The award was presented on December 1st as part of A-OK’s “Assist Our Kids” event, which was held at Universities Space Research Association in Columbia, to recognize and celebrate the exemplary efforts of volunteer mentors and organizations in Howard County.
Assist our Kids Award
Jackie Stewart, from A-OK, received the “Assist Our Kids” Award in appreciation for her unselfish commitment to and her gifted mentoring of youth.
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The Community Foundation of Howard County’s Casey and Pebble Willis Making a Difference Award was presented to A-OK Mentoring-Tutoring on November 12, 2015 in appreciation for our commitment to helping elementary school children believe in themselves and work towards academic success.
Service Above Self Award
The Service Above Self Award presented by The Rotary Club of Columbia/Patuxent to Chaya Kaplan, Executive Director, A-OK. The award came with a check for $5000 to go to the nonprofit of her choice, i.e. A-OK Mentoring - Tutoring, Inc.. The donation to A-OK is being used to enrich the student-mentoring relationships with books, games, puzzles, and other learning materials.
Timeless Service to Howard County Award
Timeless Service to Howard County Award presented by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Iota Lambda Omega Chapter, to A-OK Mentoring - Tutoring, Inc.
Friends of Education Award
Friends of Education Award presented to A-OK Mentoring - Tutoring, Inc, by the Howard County Board of Education.
In the News
Mentor-tutor program helps ensure Howard County students are A-OK
August 14, 2014 | By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun
"Sometimes, they offer help solving math problems, or writing sentences, or forming short paragraphs. Yet often, the adults of A-OK Mentoring-Tutoring of Columbia help Howard County students unlock their potential simply by giving an hour a week of attention." READ FULL STORY