Education & Youth - True Blue Neighbors

Education & Youth

Big Brothers Big Sisters:  As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the state of Oklahoma. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

Camp Fire USA: Teaching youth the skills they need to succeed and thrive, through research-based social-emotional programs, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and positive mentor relationships.

Crosstown Learning Center: A nationally accredited child care center serving children ages six-weeks through pre-K. Crosstown teachers are working on obtaining degrees or have a professional development plan in place to further their education in the field of Early Childhood Education.

Happy Hands: Providing support for children who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have communication disorders, through therapies, education, and audiology services.

Harmony Project Tulsa: A multi-year, music-based, after-school mentoring program that gives daily academic tutoring, string instrument instruction, and music lessons to students in at-risk communities from pre-k through high school graduation.

Kendall-Whittier Elementary: TU’s adopted school through the Partners in Education program, KWE serves approximately 900 students in pre-k through 6th grade and offers several enrichment programs, student clubs, and is a dual-language instruction school.

Little Light House: Unlocking the potential in children with special needs, by focusing on development in the early years to help children prepare to transition to a school setting.

New Hope Oklahoma: We work to break the cycle of generational incarceration for youth experiencing the trauma of parental separation by activating and organizing local resources to provide after-school programs, summer camps, and community events to meet the physical, social, and emotional needs of youth and families.

Reading Partners: Serving under-resourced schools by engaging volunteer reading partners to work one-on-one with students who struggle with reading. Hour-long tutoring sessions follow a structured, evidence-based curriculum developed with an expert team of curriculum advisors.

Sistema Tulsa: Offers rigorous and high-quality music learning programs that are free of cost and accessible to all. Our mission is “to nurture community and improve young people’s lives through the practice of music.” The program is inspired by the global “El Sistema” music education movement.

Tulsa Changemakers: Empower promising youth leaders to drive a positive impact in Tulsa right now and into the future through mentor support and coaching. Youth are core catalysts for impact in their communities, and communities are actively engaged in identifying, developing, and empowering youth as leaders.

Tulsa Debate League: A nonprofit organization supporting students and teachers in Tulsa Public Schools. As an urban debate league, we are dedicated to expanding access to the activity to schools and students who have traditionally lacked access. We organize competitions, fund programs, and summer camps, and provide professional development to teachers and coaches.

Tulsa Regional Stem Alliance: Building broad, deep, and innovative STEM pathways for all students to access high-impact careers.

University School: A full school program for able learners from age three through eighth grade. The school provides an emotionally supportive and intellectually challenging learning environment that rewards both creativity and socially responsible behavior.

Youth Services of Tulsa: YST offers a wide array of innovative and proven programs focused on counseling, runaway and homeless youth, delinquency prevention, and youth development. Our programs are based on the needs and input of youth, their families, and our community, and are recognized as national models for quality and creativity.