We are a 501-c3 non-profit organization that serves children throughout Oklahoma.

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

To break the generational cycle incarceration in the state of Oklahoma. 

Our Values

  • Accountability
  • Reliability
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Personal service

Our organization has been changing Oklahoma lives for over 25 years now. Each year we expand and grow further involved in our community.

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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.

Our Team


Brandy Bissell

Executive Director

Kathy Ward

Development Manager

D'Marria Monday

Parent Connection Manager

Jessica Goodman

Program Director

Michelle Murphy

Office Manager

Max Thorp

Program Manager

Sara Murphy

Volunteer Coordinator

AmeriCorps Members

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! 

Jack Pritchett

AmeriCorps Physical Activity Coordinator

Lauren Danielson

AmeriCorps Physical Activity Coordinator


AmeriCorps Nutrition Education Coordinator

Kourtney Kreger

AmeriCorps Nutrition Education Coordinator

Mellissa Burrell

AmeriCorps Nutrition Education Coordinator

Brent Cato

AmeriCorps Physical Activity Coordinator

Our Board



Development/Fundraising; Finance & Risk Management; Governance & Audit; Programs


Vice President

Development/Fundraising, Programs

Catherine Anderson


Finance & Risk Management, Chair

Rachel Campbell




Finance & Risk Management

Barbara Woltz

Development/Fundraising; Governance & Audit


Finance & Risk Management

Christy Trussell


Jennifer Cook

Development/Fundraising, Programs


Development/Fundraising, Programs

Kerri Anthony


Lindsey Callery


Mary Ann Allbritton

Development/Fundraising; Programs

Susannah Adelson