We hear it every day. Oklahoma teachers are underpaid, overworked and feel unappreciated; yet our educators have one of the most important roles in shaping our future. Our teachers deserve to feel respected for the important work they do. The YME Foundation is proud to be a frontrunner in changing the education atmosphere in Oklahoma. YME is impacting the larger education system through supporting our teachers and students and helping them reach their full potential. Oklahoma’s teachers won’t … [Read more...] about Teachers Feel Neglected—Not On Our Watch!
When Jake Schellenberg started the YME Foundation, a Christ-centered organization committed to fueling our youth’s purpose for their future, he never imagined he'd see the first fruits of his vision before their first school campus launched. Schellenberg had been working with a friend on the YME Foundation logo for a while, yet nothing they developed had the marketing and branding qualities they were looking for. “Nothing represented the YME Foundation in its entirety,” said … [Read more...] about First Fruits of the YME Vision–Our Logo
In the summer of 2016, Jake Schellenberg sat down with a friend he hadn’t spoken to in two years, he didn’t know his friend had a big surprise in store for him — a limo ride to a blessing. Not long after Schellenberg purchased the jeep to represent the YME Foundation, he met a friend for lunch, excited to share the new passion he had to reshape learning in Oklahoma. His friend, became interested and started asking a lot of questions. It was then that Schellenberg remembered, his friend owned … [Read more...] about Limo Ride to a Blessing
When Jake Schellenberg, founder of the YME Foundation, first caught a glimpse of the unique Jeep that now represents the organization, he knew it was something that would draw a lot of attention to whoever owned it. “I was passing a Jeep dealer on the way to get my truck tire fixed and noticed this Jeep whose color and lines really stuck out,” Schellenberg said. “I remember thinking, that’s an awesome Jeep!” Enthralled by the vehicle, he ended up missing his turn, so he had to turn around … [Read more...] about A Unique Jeep for the YME Foundation
The YME Foundation recognizes the integral part teachers play in inspiring our youth. That’s why the founder, Jake Schellenberg, wanted to show some teacher appreciation by rewarding them with a night out at an OKC Thunder game--but first he needed to meet with the Thunder reps. Parking the Jeep he just purchased outside the restaurant where they were meeting, he wondered how God might use this recent purchase to expand his vision for the foundation. After all, it couldn’t be a coincidence … [Read more...] about Thundering Up Teacher Appreciation