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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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