COVID – 19 and its impact on the Edmond Public Schools schedule has created tremendous difficulty for many families with limited financial resources and few options for daytime help with their children.  Firm Foundations is a new MRCC ministry that provides enrichment and tutoring support to Edmond families that need help the most.  The program is currently offered at MRCC from 9:00 am – 2:30 pm on Wednesdays, with plans to expand to include Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning in October.  If you have just 1 – 2 hours a week, you can help make this a fantastic year for kids that need a safe, fun place to learn!  

We have a variety of volunteer time slots available.  Our biggest need is TUTORS.  No previous teaching experience is necessary.  Firm Foundations has two certified teachers on-site that will provide in-person classroom instruction for half the day.  During the other half of the day, our volunteer tutors will meet with very small groups of K-4th grade students to help them successfully complete their on-line assignments.  

Volunteer Time Slots

  • Morning tutor (9:30 am – 11:30 am)
  • Afternoon tutor (12:30 pm – 2:30 pm)
  • Morning Drop-Off and Chapel (8:50 am – 10:00 am)
  • Lunch/Recess helper (11:30 am – 12:30 pm)
  • Afternoon Carpool and Clean up (2:20 p.m. – 3:20 pm)

Every volunteer must submit to a background check.  This is a simple process of completing a form via a link we will send you.  The health and safety of our volunteers and students is a high priority.  Firm Foundations will follow COVID protocols consistent with Edmond Public Schools.  Students, volunteers and staff will wear masks indoors and social distancing guidelines will be followed.  But due to the size of the program (only 48 students) and the size of our facility, we have room to spread out and students will be outside as much as possible.  Chapel, lunch and recess will be a fun part of each day.  

Please clink on the link below to fill out our volunteer application.  If you have any questions or would like to help in another way, please reach out to Diana Perkins, program co-ordinator, at (405)255-1900 or

Thank you so much,

The Firm Foundations Steering Committee