Meet Oklahoma Honor Team member, Kim
Meet newest Honor Team member, Kim from A New Leaf. Before working for the Shining Honor Project, Kim was a receptionist at A New Leaf. Kim is excited to have the opportunity to work with the Shining Honor Project. When asked, what is her favorite part about cleaning veteran’s headstones, Kim responded by saying, “Reading … Continue reading Meet Oklahoma Honor Team member, Kim
Meet Oklahoma Honor Team member, Cheyenne
Meet newest Honor Team member, Cheyenne from A New Leaf. Before working for the Shining Honor Project, Cheyenne worked with Meals on Wheels, helping deliver food to elderly individuals. Cheyenne doesn’t mind getting a little wet or dirty while working at the cemetery because her favorite part is seeing veteran’s headstones all clean and shiny. … Continue reading Meet Oklahoma Honor Team member, Cheyenne
Meet our newest Honor Team Member, Donald
Donald is very excited to be back to work after being unemployed for a while. His last job was in the workshop at the Gatesway Foundation. He loves to be outdoors, especially during the springtime, which is his favorite season of the year. At Gatesway, Donald enjoys sitting outside on a bench and watching all … Continue reading Meet our newest Honor Team Member, Donald
Meet our newest Honor Team Member, Louis
Before working with Shining Honor Project, Louis worked in the Gatesway workshop. He’s grateful to be working with us because he loves being outside and working with others. His favorite part of being an Honor Team member is scrubbing dirty headstones until they are shiny and then seeing the results of his work. Louis has … Continue reading Meet our newest Honor Team Member, Louis
The Sheriff Of Gatesway Is Gone
The Sheriff Of Gatesway Is Gone Remembering Honor Team Member Billy Billy Horton was a cowboy and has been called the Sheriff of Gatesway. He liked wearing his boots and Cowboy hat and was particular about where he hung the Western Art on his bedroom walls. He would roam the Gatesway campus and check to … Continue reading The Sheriff Of Gatesway Is Gone
Shining Honor Project Job Coach Finds Purpose In Position
Renee Morrison (Pictured Left), a job coach for the Shining Honor Project, found herself looking at every date and wanting to know the ages and stories behind the names of the veterans buried under the headstones the Honor Team members are cleaning. Coming from a military family, she realizes the importance of providing this type … Continue reading Shining Honor Project Job Coach Finds Purpose In Position
David feels it is an honor to work with the Shining Honor Project and clean veteran’s headstones as his dad served in the military for many years. David communicates that being able to work outdoors with the Shining Honor Project in a peaceful setting has been beneficial in helping him become calmer and relaxed in … Continue reading Meet David
Texas native, Patrick and his mother moved to the Tulsa area around five months ago. Getting accustomed to the area, he decided to get involved with the Shining Honor Project initiative. Patrick takes pride in his job and loves the work he gets to do within the organization. In his free time, he loves to … Continue reading Meet Patrick
Meet Ms. Kitty
Ms. Kitty always begged the Gatesway staff for a job. But she doesn’t like to be around noise or people. For that reason, finding Ms. Kitty a job was always difficult. At Shining Honor Project, she is developing her social skills and is working with a teammate. It has been a perfect job for her … Continue reading Meet Ms. Kitty
Billy was one of our original Honor Team members and apart of the Gatesway family for more than 40 years and everyone loved him. Billy had never shown interest in a job or earning a paycheck until he was offered the opportunity to join the Shining Honor Project. When presented with his Honor Team vest … Continue reading Meet Billy
Young adults with disabilities are three times more likely to live in poverty when they mature into adulthood than their peers without disabilities.
9.8% of Tulsa residents under age 65, roughly 62,645 people, are living with some kind of disability.
22% of American adults have a disability, of that 10.6% struggle specifically with a cognitive disability affecting their ability to recall, make decisions and concentrate.
208,732 Oklahomans ages five and up have cognitive difficulties.
Information based on 2015 data from The American Community Survey/Census and provided to Shining Honor Project by the Gatesway Foundation.