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Mentoring Gives Volunteers a Sense of
Connection to Students in Howard County,

an article by A-OK volunteer, Larry Carson
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In A-OK’s Zoom mentoring program, the rewards outweigh the challenges,
an article by A-OK volunteer, Larry Carson

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Awards and Recognition

December 2016

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

December 2016

Jackie Stewart, from A-OK, received the “Assist Our Kids” Award in appreciation for her unselfish commitment to and her gifted mentoring of youth.

December 2016

A-OK has registered with Amazon Smile. As you shop for any of your holiday gifts you are encouraged to shop at in support of A-OK Mentoring Tutoring Inc. All purchases will help to provide donations to A-OK when made through this link. 

November 2015

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

November 2014

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

October 2014

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

April 2013

Friends of Education Award presented  to A-OK Mentoring - Tutoring, Inc, by the Howard County Board of Education.

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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

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