My name is Marissa Lightsey, and I am pleased to be able to bring you “What’s Happening” in Oklahoma after the school bell rings! I am a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Communications. I joined the Oklahoma Afterschool Network last fall as an AmeriCorps member. This means that OKAN has partnered with the Oklahoma Service Commission, so that I can serve as an ambassador to afterschool programs! Many afterschool programs use AmeriCorps members in their work with children and youth.
My interests include sports, comedy, and all things music related! I believe all of these interests are also great areas for kids to learn and enjoy during their out-of-school time. While at OKAN, I will be spending time visiting various afterschool sites across the state and sharing their sensational stories through our Spotlight Stories section on the OKAN website.
I love that my work with OKAN will allow me to learn more about all of the advantages of afterschool AND let me spend time in programs playing games, learning science experiments, and meeting some of Oklahoma’s amazing kids! To find out more about my journey across the Great Plains follow my blog or to learn more about AmeriCorps visit www.americorps.gov
Articles from “Marissa Stays Afterschool”
- Bartlesville’s On the Rock Ministries
- Community Youth Outreach Program
- Novo Ministries: “The Community Impact Initiative”
- TPS: Rosa Parks Elementary “GO (Graduate OK) Club”
- Village Library
- Community Afterschool Program (CASP)
- Del City Elementary’s P.R.I.D.E. Program
- Jets Afterschool Crew
- Wilson (PAWS) Program