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.
OETA Grant Will Help OKC Educare
Implement New Science and Literacy-Based Programming
OETA and Oklahoma City Educare, a program of Sunbeam Family Services, have begun a Ready to Learn partnership as the result of a resent $350,000 Community Collaborative for Early Learning and Media grant awarded to OETA.
The purpose of the grant, to be used over four years, is to give young children ages 2-8 from low-income families a strong foundation in early science and literacy. The partnership between OETA and Oklahoma City Educare will introduce community programming that produces positive attitudes toward learning, increase awareness of available resources in the community and build a digital literacy foundation by interacting with PBS media. Another component of the grant is the Eat, Explore, Learn & Share model that promotes the importance of nutritious meals.
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.