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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© 2018 | Together America, Inc., 501(c)(3)

13.3%

of youth 16-25 are neither

working nor in school

Expanded Learning Opportunities

can restore hope in our youth.

We can break the cycle of poverty.

#togetherwecan

the benefits

are proven

Expanded learning

opportunities are proven to:

  • 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

"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.

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

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EMPOWERMENT

We challenge the Fellows in our program to rise to standards of excellence, and we believe that they are capable of doing and excelling in real-world projects. Together America seeks to give teenagers a platform where they can unleash their creative genius, learn new and practical skills, see the fruits of their labor, and recognize through the process that they can do anything..