Later this week, on the morning of October 24th, the Opportunity Project — a Tulsa nonprofit that (per its website) acts as a “citywide intermediary for expanded learning [and for] connecting youth to the world of opportunity” — will celebrate the 20th anniversary of National Lights On Afterschool Day. This celebration begins at 8:30am at the Central Center in Centennial Park, near 6th and Peoria, and it will include a presentation regarding “What Tulsa’s Youth Need to Thrive” by Karen J. Pittman, co-founder and CEO of The Forum for Youth Investment. Widely seen as a national expert on the topic of youth development, Pittman is our guest today. She tells us about the vital importance of learning beyond the classroom.
The Opportunity Project is still serving our city’s youth during this pandemic Watch the video >