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Saturday, 16 January 2016 00:50

Coach-A-Kid Enid Volunteer Mentoring Program

A student is waiting on a positive role model, like you. You can make a difference in a student’s life.

I would like to invite you to participate in the Coach-A-Kid Enid volunteer mentoring program. Mentors are matched with a student and then they meet with the student 30 minutes, each week, at the school, during the school year.

The Coach-A-Kid Enid Mentoring Program is an new and exciting mentoring program in Enid, Oklahoma. This program is a partnership between the United Way of Enid and Northwest Oklahoma, the Enid Public Schools, and the Enid Metro Commission. Coach-A-Kid Enid is aimed at enriching the student's educational experience. The Coach-A-Kid Enid program provides students with positive role models from the Enid area.

Our Coach-A-Kid Enid mission is to improve academic achievement with a focus on reading and math, to build self-esteem, establish positive relationships, and to help children overcome negative behaviors.

The Goals and Objectives for the Coach-A-Kid Enid Mentoring Program are:

  • To improve academic achievement with a focus on reading and math
  • To build self-esteem, self-motivation, and self-determination in children
  • To provide positive role models for children
  • To establish relationships that encourage children to discuss educational concerns with a mentor
  • To provide help in overcoming negative and/or destructive behaviors
  • To improve classroom participation and academic success of children

I hope you will consider volunteering with the Coach-A-Kid Enid Mentoring Program. To get started, please download and complete this form and return it to Coach-A-Kid:

  • Mail - PO Box 5828, Enid, OK 73702
  • Fax - (580) 237-0824
  • Or scan & email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you have additional questions or need more information, you can reach me at (580) 237-0821.

Change a Life! Coach-A-Kid!

The Enid News & Eagle has shared the following stories on the Coach-A-Kid program:

Thursday, 10 December 2015 01:19

Enid Gains a New U.S. Citizen

Wanting to Contribute: Woman Gains Citizenship 

(courtesy of the Enid News & Eagle) 

Enid gained a new U.S. citizen Friday. Carolina Seymour moved to the United States 10 years ago from her birth country of Nicaragua. On Friday, she took the oath of allegiance to the U.S.

Read the Full Story >

Thursday, 19 November 2015 03:08

World Day of Kindness 2015

We teamed up with a bunch of our partners and spent Friday, November 13, running around Enid delivering and performing random acts of kindness. Enid Buzz was able to follow us most of the day and record many of the events. Here's just a portion of what went on. Thanks to Pam Ballard and the girls at the United Way for setting all of this up and getting the sponsors.


Posted by Enid Buzz on Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Friday, 18 September 2015 01:56

2015 Chili Cook-Off

Friday, October 30, 2015 
11am - 1pm (booth setup begins at 8am) 
Tickets: $5.00 each (includes 1 free soda and cookie)

Enid Event Center 
301 South Independence 

Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance. To purchase tickets in advance, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (580) 237-0821.

Want to cook some chili for the contest? Click here to fill out the application, then send it back to us!

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 15:45

What's Going on at the Y?

Youth Golf Lessons (Taking Signups now) 
2nd session: July 6 - 10, 8am - 9:30am

Basketball Camp (Taking Signups now) 
July 13 - 17 
Kindergarten - 5th 
K-1st: 9am-11am, 2-5th: 9am-noon 
$60 members/$80 Program Participants

Volleyball Camp (Taking Sign-ups now) 
July 27 - 31, 9am - noon 
2nd - 6th grade 

Swim Lessons 
Evening: July 7th session registration begins June 25th 
Morning: June 22nd session registration begins June 11 
$25 members/$45 Program Participants

Every Monday @ 10:30am starting in June 
6 week session: $35 for members/$65 Program Participants 
Single session: $10 members/$15 Program Participants

Teen Camp 
July 20th - August 8th 
12:30 - 6:00 pm 
Registration fee $10 
Weekly fee: $50 members/ $60 Program Participants

For more information on any of these programs, visit

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 15:31

4RKids 2015 Walk and Dash

September 11, 2015 
5-9pm, run begins at 6:30; Hero Dash begins at 7:15. 
Downtown on the courthouse lawn 
Food trucks, Rides, booths, free carnival games 
For more information visit

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 15:28

Miracle League of Enid Mud Volleyball

June 27th at the Garfield County Fairgrounds Grandstands 
4th & Oxford 
Registration begins at 8am; games begin at 9pm. 
For more information visit

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 15:14

28th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Ronna Richards Memorial Fundraiser

presented by Groendyke Transport, Inc. and Integris Bass Baptist Health Center.

Date: Friday, June 12, 2015

Location: Meadowlake Golf Course

Time: 11:00am Registration, 1:00pm Shotgun Start

Format: 4-Person Scramble, 2 Flights

Immediately following the Tournament, we will have the Award Dinner, sponsored by Raymie's!

2015 Golf Committee:

Co-Chairs: Bob & Sherry Adamson

Committee Members: Bruce & Debbie Lack, Pamela Ballard, Darren Janes, Marcy Jarrett, Barry McDaniel, Glenn Richards, Carolina Seymour

To register for the Golf Tournament, please fill out the form below and return it to the office of the United Way of Enid and Northwest Oklahoma.

Download the Form

Monday, 04 May 2015 16:58

Day of Kindness (2015)

The United Way crew takes a day to deliver some kindness to people all over Enid. Even if we didn't make it to your office, we hope you know that you are appreciated!

Monday, 04 May 2015 16:47

2015 Campaign Chair Announced

We announced the 2015-2016 Campaign Chair, and we also got to deliver a pie-in-the-face to either our Executive Director Pamela Ballard or Stan Brownlee. See who "won" in the video!

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