New Hope which offers services to children that have one or both parents incarcerated offers community-based groups on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings as well as school-based groups at Eugene Field Elementary, Kendall Whittier Elementary, Mark Twain Elementary, Emerson Elementary, and Broken Arrow Rhoades Elementary.
School-based after-school programs and Monday community based programs focus on issues like friendship, peer pressure, self-esteem, self-efficacy, and making healthy choices. These programs use an evidence based circle format where participants can express themselves through arts and crafts, games, journaling and discussions. Monday community based programs also offer a reading group for early readers and pre-readers to help enhance literacy from a young age.
Tuesday evening after school programs focus on arts and sciences, A sample of New Hope arts and science after-school programs include pottery, drumming, dance, photography, culinary arts, and science based projects.
Wednesday evening community-based programs will continue to focus on recreation for healthy development.
New Hope’s case management program. New Hope has provided social service coordination for years, but now has a dedicated program to assess needs and coordinate community services for our families who may be experiencing crises. The agency believes that this added client and family support program will significantly increase children’s outcomes.
New Hope’s after-school programs, like all of its programs, are offered free of charge for eligible children, and all programs will be administered by caring adults who have been carefully screened and trained to work with children.