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American Fidelity in the Community

September 21, 2016 09:42 AM

American Fidelity in the Community

 

American Fidelity doesn’t just value educators as our Customers; we also support their efforts in the classroom through a variety of sponsorships geared toward rewarding teachers and helping them engage their students.

 

Last week, I had an opportunity to see three of our programs in action.

 

The Rolling Thunder Book Bus came to a stop at Oklahoma City’s Sequoyah Elementary School. Players Cameron Payne and Semaj Christon helped students pick out a book that they will get to keep and read. The kids had a great time and got to take a group photo with the players after picking out their books.

 

Cameron Payne Book Bus

 

The Rolling Thunder is one of the team’s several literacy initiatives sponsored by American Fidelity. Since its debut in 2009, the bus has visited nearly 1,600 schools and day care programs distributing more than 126,000 books to children.

 

Other Read to Achieve programs American Fidelity sponsors with the Thunder include the Teacher of the Game, Reading Time Outs and Thunder Reading Challenge.

 

On Friday, I was able to hang out with KFOR meteorologist Aaron Brackett at Steed Elementary in Midwest City while he presented Weatherschool, a program designed to teach elementary students about the weather. In addition to the live in-school programs, Weatherschool offers online curriculum teachers can use in their science classes.

 

Weatherschool at Steed Elementary

 

This week, Magic 104 radio recognized our first Teacher Feature winner of the school year. On Monday, radio personality Jeff “Magic Man” Roberts went to Crooked Oak High School to thank history teacher Jason Smith for sharing his love of learning with students.

 

When I see these programs in action, I’m proud to work for a Company that supports educators, not only by specializing in helping them provide for their financial future, but also by recognizing and honoring their roles in the lives of our children.

 

What makes you proud to work for your company?

 

What’s Happening at AFA I Thunder Up

May 6, 2013 02:30 AM

V XCVFGB One thing I know about American Fidelity and our Colleagues is that we love our Oklahoma City Thunder. We love to watch them play and are proud to support our local community with them.

To show our support during the NBA playoffs, we get to wear jeans and Thunder gear on home playoff game days. Walking through the building, it never fails I always see multiple people showing their support for our Thunder basketball team. The Thunder Merchandise Truck is scheduled to come onsite so we can buy new gear to support the team.

Not only do we show our support by donning our Thunder gear, we also partner with the team on various community efforts. At each regular home game throughout the season, AFA sponsors the Thunder Teacher of the Game. One lucky Oklahoma teacher is recognized at each home game for their outstanding efforts in the classroom.  

American Fidelity also presents the Thunder Read to Achieve program. This program strives to teach students in grades K-12 the importance of literacy and to love reading.

Have you heard of the Rolling Thunder Book Bus? Yep, that’s sponsored by us! The Book Bus is a converted school bus that travels to schools, community centers, museums, parks and other sites to promote reading and literacy. Each student who visits the bus gets to pick a free book. Typically a couple of players or Thunder girls will accompany the bus, greet the children and help them choose a book to encourage a love of reading.     

Reading Time-Outs are the second component of the Read to Achieve program. Special Thunder guests – players, Thunder girls and broadcasters – visit schools and community centers to read to children and talk to them about the importance of learning to read.

American Fidelity is dedicated to the community and what better way to give our support than by partnering with our local NBA team! How do you support the OKC Thunder? How about your local community?

Do you want to work for a company that works closely with an NBA team? Apply for a position with AFA and learn about our hiring process.