Sunbeam and OICA Launch Search for Oklahoma’s Kid Governor
Sunbeam Family Services and the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA) are looking to select its second Oklahoma Kid Governor to be the voice and face of the agencies’ “Vote 4 Kids” campaign that will address statewide issues affecting the well-being of Oklahoma’s children.
To be selected as Oklahoma Kid Governor, candidates must be between the ages of 7 and 11 years old, live in Oklahoma, and submit a one-minute campaign video to Sunbeam Family Services outlining:
- Who they are (name, age, school and where they live)
- Why they want to be Oklahoma’s Kid Governor
- What qualities and skills as a spokesperson they will bring to the position
- Talk about an issue involving the state’s children that they think is very important and why it’s important. The issue could be child abuse and neglect, education, foster care, physical or mental health of children or any topic chosen by the candidate.
Videos longer than one minute will be disqualified.
Sunbeam Hosts Inaugural Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
Sunbeam hosted its first Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon last week, recognizing the dedication of so many people who enthusiastically serve the children, families and seniors in our organization’s programs.
The Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Friends of Sunbeam, an auxiliary volunteer group that started in 2002; Catherine Divis, a member of Sunbeam’s Beacons, the young professionals board that she helped found and now chairs, was named the Ray of Sunshine Award recipient; and Junior League of Oklahoma City was named Sunbeam’s Community Partner of the Year.
Learn more about Sunbeam’s volunteer opportunities.
Ray and Pat Potts Named Aspire Award Recipients
Sunbeam Family Services has named Ray and Pat Potts as its 2017 Aspire Award recipients. The Aspire Award is presented annually at Sunbeam’s Shine A Light gala to individuals, community change-makers, who have made a significant difference in the well-being of children, families or seniors.
Last year Sunbeam served 2,000+ children and their families through Early Childhood Programs.
100 Children were Placed with Loving, Dedicated Families.
Sunbeam’s center-based, community-based and employee assistance counseling programs provided more than 3,400+ hours of counseling each year.
3,000+ Individuals are served by Sunbeam’s Senior Services program each year.
To provide people of all ages with help, hope, and the opportunity to succeed through Early Childhood, Foster Care, Counseling and Senior Services.