The Coach-A-Kid mentorship program is hosting a lunch and learn session from noon to 1 p.m., Aug. 22 on the fourth floor of Stride Bank Center, to educate attendees about the program and mentorship tools at members' disposal.

Sponsored by United Way of Enid and Northwest Oklahoma, the Coach-A-Kid program pairs adult mentors and Enid school kids together to better the emotional well being and academic performance of the participating children.

The lunch and learn event is open to all members of the public, a United Way release said.

"This is an opportunity for all mentors both past, current and new to obtain new tools to be put in their mentoring tool kits," Coach-A-Kid coordinator John Gray said.

In partnership with Autry Technology Center, Coach-A-Kid has access to STEM education kits, which come packed with a variety of items designed to teach concepts from computer programming, to robotics and more.

It can be helpful for mentors to familiarize themselves with the available items before meeting with their mentees, so they can provide assistance or guidance if the child has trouble.

To RSVP, or for additional information about the Coach-A-Kid program, contact John Gray at, or call (580) 237-0821.