Oklahoma Partnership for Expanded Learning

About OPEL

The Oklahoma Partnership for Expanded Learning (OPEL) works to better our state and its communities by connecting stakeholders across sectors (program providers, caregivers, youth, policymakers, state agencies, business, philanthropy, etc.)  with proven tools and resources to foster collaboration and increase the quality of and access to out-of-school time opportunities for K-12 children and youth.



The mission of OPEL is to build and sustain a statewide alliance that connects partners, promotes quality, and advances public policy to increase expanded learning opportunities


We envision a state where all children have access to safe, nurturing, engaging, purposeful, high-quality, and affordable programming that supports successful academic and positive social outcomes for students, parents, schools, and communities.