Mission: OKYLP is committed to excellence in the lives of children as it relates to making a direct impact on their life skills through personal guidance, literacy, and team-building athletics Today, the OKAN staff had the pleasure of meeting with Ms. Gina Darby and Ms. Audrey Hathorn from
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On September 12, 2014, individuals and organizations across the nation gathered to celebrate two decades of AmeriCorps and its continuous and growing dedication to National Service. The first AmeriCorps members began their commitment to service on September 12, 1994. Since then, more than 800,000 men and women have dedicated at
Students from both Tulsa and Oklahoma City Dove Science Academy participated in the first ever Tulsa STEM Expo on March 7, 2014. The students were able to exhibit their work, which focused on many different STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) subjects such as physical science, life science, engineering, and math,
This new brief from the Afterschool Alliance explores afterschool and: the Common Core State Standards, students with disabilities and other special needs, data utilization to improve programming, and keeping children safe and supported. The briefs examine just a few of the ways afterschool programs support middle school youth, families and communities.
Students from over 40 schools attended the 2014 Engineering Fair hosted by the Oklahoma Engineering Foundation at Rose State College. The fair was focused around many STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) activities andincluded exhibits from many different organizations, as well as different contests that the students were able to compete
Students from all around the state are competing in great STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) contest to show off their academic brawn! The 2014 season was kicked off by the Oklahoma Science Olympiad Putnam City Tournament. There were a total of fourteen teams competing in the tournament, with Capps Middle
52 mentors from across the state honored Wednesday January 15, 2014 at the State Capitol by The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence and its David and Molly Boren Mentoring Initiative. Many mentors, mentees, family, and community members came in support of the event and the mentors receiving awards for making an
On January 13th, 2014 OKAN’s Quality Program Coordinator and Arts Council of Oklahoma City hosted a Youth Work Methods’ Planning and Reflection workshop. The workshop showed how to engage youth in the critical life skills of planning and reflectiond and learned ways to incorpate these strategies into there daily activities. Paricipants
On Wednesday January 15, 2014 the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, the David and Molly Boren Mentoring Initiative, and the Boren Mentoring Initiative Director Beverly Woodrome are sponsoring the second annual Oklahoma Mentor Day at the Capitol, as part of National Mentoring Month. The goal of the event is to recognize
By: Jonathan Rothwell Workers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields play a direct role in driving economic growth. Yet, because of how the STEM economy has been defined, policymakers have mainly focused on supporting workers with at least a bachelor’s (BA) degree, overlooking a strong potential workforce
Partnerships with STEM-Rich Institutions This is the first in a series of two issue briefs on afterschool STEM programs, generously supported by the Noyce Foundation. The briefs feature the award winners and other exemplary afterschool programs that are having a significant impact on participants and demonstrate the potential of the afterschool space
By GINNIE GRAHAM World Staff Writer | Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 The gap between school hours and traditional work schedules still exists. Latch-key kids are still around. School districts and nonprofits offer programs for after-care or extended-day programs, but all have a cost and limited space. It’s an area
Thirteen Cities Selected For Their Plans To Bolster STEM Mentorship For Underrepresented Students November 12, 2013 – Boston, MA | Today US2020 announced the finalists of the first round of its national City Competition. Thirteen cities were chosen from a pool of 52 applicants. The US2020 City Competition is capitalizing on the role of
On Friday November 15th, 2013, Metro Career Academy had their 1st annual Science Expo that included over 40 different science projects created by a wide variety of students. Every project entered was judged by a panel of 5 judges, involved in STEM education from all over the OKC metro, and
A silent auction raised money for the Oklahoma Afterschool Network and its math and science-based goals.
Kids engineer Lego robots in order to save the human race — and possibly win a world title. Danniel Parker November 6th, 2013 “A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.” This is Isaac Asimov’s first law of robotics
On October 22, 2013, Chesapeake Energy Corporation held an Earth Science workshop for teachers grades 3rd through High School. In this workshop Mrs. Janie Schuelke, the instructor for this workshop, covered a full scope of Earth Science topics and guided the teachers through each topics background information, vocabulary, projects, and
Sheryl Lovelady: Engaging young minds after school By SHERYL LOVELADY | Posted: Saturday, October 26, 2013 12:00 am If we could give every child in Oklahoma a safe place to go after school, would we? What about helping kids get better grades and go on to college? What if we
Success through Collaboration, Cooperation, and Dedication for Lights ON 2013 The 2013 Lights ON “Spotlight Afterschool” celebration was a big success, because of the twenty-six nonprofit and for profit afterschool organizations dedication to raising the awareness for the need and power of afterschool enrichment. This great group of OKC directors
For Immediate Release: October 17, 2013 – Kaitlin Snider, Public Information – (918)595-4496 FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD DAY TO BE HELD OCT. 19 Fun, Free Community Event Teaches Children How to Make Healthy Food Choices TULSA, OK – [October 17, 2013] – The Tulsa Health Department in conjunction with the Tulsa
Hands-on STEM activities for a "shoestring" budget.