Our afterschool and community-based programs focus on social and emotional wellbeing, literacy development and healthy lifestyles, ensuring each child has a community of positive role models consistently present in their lives.
Parent Connection, our newest program, facilitates monthly visits with fathers in the Jess Dunn and Clara Waters Correctional Center. In coming years, we hope to expand to more facilities as well as providing visits with incarcerated fathers.
New Hope summer camps provide youth with opportunities to socialize and escape the stressors of day to day life. We offer social and emotional learning, literacy, and outdoor activities to help youth gain lifelong friends and valuable life skills.
A huge part of serving youth is serving families. We hold two community events to connect with caregivers and friends, our Back to School Bash and Holiday Party. We ensure youth head to school prepared and have gifts to share on their important days.
New Hope Oklahoma is a Tulsa-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing crucial out-of-school time services to youth impacted by parental incarceration. We work to realize our mission of breaking the cycle of generational incarceration through life-affirming programs that lift youth and families from isolation and fear into possibility and hope! We offer safe spaces to grow, learn, and build community with peers and positive adult role models! At New Hope, we know everyone has incredible potential, and believe having fun together is a great way to reach it to the fullest! All programs are offered free of charge to qualifying youth, and are possible thanks to individual and corporate donations, foundational and federal grants, trained volunteers, and a highly qualified staff!
For over 25 years, New Hope Oklahoma has been providing services free of charge to Oklahoma youth impacted by incarceration. Our organization began in 1992 as a single summer camp. The critical need for our programs has grown year after year in Oklahoma, which currently holds the highest incarceration rate in the nation for both men and women. Over the years, our programs have greatly expanded to include after-school programs, community-based programs, family celebrations, parent visitations, and summer camps!
Thank you so much for your donation to New Hope Oklahoma. We couldn’t do our important work without incredible supporters like you! Please include any special instructions for your donation in the ‘Donor Note’–including an address for any donations made in honor of a loved one.
Making a donation to New Hope is easily done on our website. Click below for more information or to donate to our cause, bettering the lives of Oklahoma youth!
Whether you get involved with New Hope as a donor, volunteer, partner, advocate, or family member, you have the opportunity to help shape a child’s future for the better through time spent in positive and constructive activities that empower them to become successful adults. If you would like to become a New Hope Volunteer, we would love to have you! Please fill out our volunteer application below to get the process started!
Help support our campers as we head to Camp Waluhili this summer!!
Successful partnerships with businesses, foundations, and organizations are vital for the continued success of New Hope! We believe each partnership will help us reach our vision of ending generational incarceration one child at a time by connecting youth and families with more resources in their communities.