Expanded Learning Opportunities
can restore hope in our youth.
predict prosocial behaviors in young adulthood
build leadership and strengthen ties to the community
reduce kids' likelihood of engaging in risky behaviors
help kids develop soft skills and learn specialized skills that contribute to their college and career readiness
These kids are our kids.
Youth are the future of our community. But the disparities between low- and higher-income youth are widening. It takes a village to ensure that all kids in our community are supported and equipped with the tools they need to thrive. We need your help to provide the kind of experiential learning opportunities that can change the trajectory of a young person's life.
We have work to do in Oklahoma:
in the nation for rates of homicide and suicide among youth 19 and younger
in the nation for states where childhood is most threatened
in the nation for adolescent (15-19 years old) birth rate
of Oklahoma youth live in low-income households