Youth Programs

Connecting Youth to the World of Opportunity

Ready. Set. Summer! is a joint initiative of The Opportunity Project, Tulsa Public Schools and a variety of youth serving organizations and funders across the city of Tulsa. This pilot program offers 250 students across two Tulsa Public school sites, Walt Whitman Elementary School and McClure Elementary School, with hands-on learning opportunities over the summer.

Ready. Set. Summer! 2022 was an enriching experience that we hope to recreate in person next summer! We hope to see you there!

Tulsa City of Learning is a citywide interactive website connecting youth and families, like YOU, to high-quality camps, clubs, and after-school programs. You can explore and enroll in a variety of activities which are available in your neighborhood and throughout the city – including STEM, art, dance, sports, and more! 

Tulsa City of Learning is a joint initiative of The Opportunity Project and Tulsa Public Schools.

HIRE Up (Holistic Investments in Relevant Experiences) is a joint initiative of Tulsa Public Schools and The Opportunity Project to offer older TPS youth paid work experiences with scaffolded and wraparound supports. Youth will be paired with community organizations, nonprofits, and schools.


In a typical week, youth will work four days per week for a community partner and one day per week with their peer cohort in workshops, mentoring, and reflection. Peer cohorts will meet weekly. Workforce and community partners along with the TPS Internship Coordinator will offer workshops and mentoring support during peer cohort time.