“What Tulsa’s Youth Need to Thrive” — A Chat with Karen J. Pittman

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.

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