Together Tulsa aims to break the cycle of poverty for youth likely to slip through the cracks by bridging the opportunity and skills gap between high school and career. We provide experiential fellowships that equip at-promise teens with specialized professional skills and help them develop a career pathway plan.

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Career prep for the modern, high-tech, high-skilled, highly competitive workforce.

Giving underserved teens a head start through real-world career experience


in journalism, marketing and the digital arts.

We recruit, train and guide young Tulsans in becoming journalists, photographers, graphic designers, marketers, leaders, and entrepreneurs at SPIRE, a creative agency run by youth.

Photo by Elisa Marie Photography

our mission

We aim to break the cycle of poverty for teens likely to slip through the cracks by bridging the opportunity and skills gap between high school and career.

our vision

All people have a path to a well-paying career, paved by their dreams, aptitudes and effort - not by their socioeconomic status. We believe in equitable opportunities because we believe it is a human right and social good for all people to realize their potential.

a creative agency run by teens.

Tulsa youth apply to become a SPIRE Fellow for up to five years, where they learn the skills they need for success in the 21st century Innovation and Creative Economy by working on real-world projects in journalism and marketing. 

You can change

a life.

Photo by SPIRE Fellow Leah B.

Meet Leah

She's living proof that we can change the lives of young people through experiential education.

Leah is an alumna from our first SPIRE cohort in June 2017. After a 4-week fellowship in photojournalism, she found her passion and started her own photography business. Now, she coaches our fellows in professional photography.


GRAYSON ROSE is named after Leah's and her daughter's middle names.

emily dahlby


associate director

the carrera program

union high school

The Spire Fellowship through Together Tulsa brings together several key elements of effective and engaging education. The project-based curriculum not only teaches industry-specific skills, but also incorporates instruction and practice of soft skills that are essential for success beyond high school. For our students, the high level of student choice involved in the projects significantly increased student engagement. Beyond the academic impact, our students have greatly benefited socially, professionally, and emotionally from the opportunity to explore local issues and be a voice for change in their community.


Tulsa Carrera Program
Tulsa Debate
4.0 School
Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
Tulsa Community Foundation
Digi Security Systems

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