We are a 501-c3 non-profit organization that serves children throughout Oklahoma.
Through our life-affirming programs, children are lifted from isolation and fear into possibility and hope! Year after year we serve over 400 youth through after-school programs, community events, parent visitations, and summer camps.
To break the generational cycle incarceration in the state of Oklahoma.
Our organization has been changing Oklahoma lives for over 25 years now. Each year we expand and grow further involved in our community.
The 5 Promises
The Five Promises are a framework put forth by America's Promise outlining five resources that all children need in their lives to be successful. Children who enjoy the cumulative and sustained effect of these promises in various contexts of their lives are far more likely to be academically successful, civically engaged and socially competent, regardless of their family income.
All young people need and deserve support and guidance from caring adults including ongoing, secure relationships with guardians and parents as well as positive relationships with teachers, mentors, and neighbors.
All young people need and deserve to be physically and emotionally safe wherever they are.
A Healthy Start
All young people need healthy bodies, healthy minds, and healthful habits resulting from regular health care and needed treatment, good nutrition and exercise, health education and healthy role models.
An Effective Education
All young people need and deserve the intellectual development, motivation, and marketable skills that equip them for successful work and lifelong learning. These result from having quality learning environments, challenging expectations, and consistent guidance.
Opportunities to Serve
Every child will have the opportunity to serve by making a difference in the community and helping others.
Brandy BissellExecutive Director
Kathy WardDevelopment Manager
Queen's Son EatonProgram Director
Michelle MurphyOffice Manager
Lori McQuartersProgram Manager
Sara MurphyCommunity Engagement Coordinator
AmeriCorps is a voluntary civil society program engaging adults in public service work with the goals of helping others and meeting critical needs in the community. Americorps engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community groups across the country. Since the program’s founding in 1994, more than 1 million AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.4 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing more than 2.3 million volunteers for the organizations they serve. Our AmeriCorps members provide direct service to youth through acitivties designed to foster social, emotional, physical, and academic development and success!
Austin WebbAmeriCorps Physical Activity Coordinator
Mellissa BurrellAmeriCorps Nutrition Education Coordinator
Kourtney KregerAmeriCorps Nutrition Education Coordinator
Brent CatoAmeriCorps Physical Activity Coordinator
Development/Fundraising; Finance & Risk Management; Governance & Audit; Programs
Finance & Risk Management, Chair
Finance & Risk Management Intern