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of youth 16-25 are neither

working nor in school

We can break the cycle of poverty.


"most violent juvenile crimes occur during the hours immediately after school, from 3-6 PM"

Just 11% of Oklahoma children participate in an after school program.

The gap in extracurricular participation between low-income youth and their more affluent peers is widening.

"These" kids

are our kids.

Teenagers 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 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

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