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True Blue Neighbors Youth Mentoring Program

Exciting news! The University of Tulsa (TU) True Blue Neighbors is currently working on an application for a 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) grant from the Oklahoma State Department of Education. If awarded, the grant would fund 5 years of afterschool programming at Kendall-Whittier Elementary, at no cost to school families, from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2024. Currently, TU serves 140 students in an afterschool program each day that Tulsa Public Schools are in session, as well as 4 weeks during the summer. True Blue Neighbors welcomes any questions about our 2019 application for 21st CCLC. For more information please email, or call 918-631-3303.

The University of Tulsa’s True Blue Neighbors Youth Mentoring Program (TBN-YMP) aspires to help build a better community through quality after-school programming at Kendall-Whittier Elementary School.

True Blue Neighbors is pleased to announce that The University of Tulsa student, Hayley Davidson, is being recognized for her outstanding commitment to mentoring at TBN-YMP, and received the award of “Honored Mentor” by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence during the 2019 Oklahoma Mentor Day celebration.

As a 21st Century Community Learning CenterTBN-YMP provides equitable educational resources for youth. Program objectives include: enhancing literacy achievement, increasing access to healthy nutrition and community gardening, and developing positive social skills to build a better citizen.

Read about TBN-YMP in Tulsa Kids Magazine.

TBN-YMP offers free after-school programming for 140 students every school day, following the Tulsa Public Schools academic calendar. TBN-YMP heavily emphasizes volunteer-mentoring relationships by integrating TU faculty, staff, and students into the culture and program design.

TBN-YMP volunteers commit to working a minimum of one (1) hour/per week. This opportunity qualifies for the Employee Community Service Paid Leave Program.

View current volunteer opportunities for TBN-YMP HERE.