New Hope’s after school programs were developed in 2007 to provide the stability of year round services for children of prisoners. New Hope transports children from some 8 Tulsa and 1 Oklahoma City area schools for two days of community based programs and provides eleven school based groups in seven elementary schools in the greater Tulsa area. New Hope utilizes evidence based curricula designed to help young people achieve freedom, opportunity, and self-respect through education and interventions that motivate and create positive change.
In addition to the support groups, New Hope also offers educational enrichment in community based after-school programs. With a night dedicated to the arts, children gain self-esteem through successful completion and exposure to arts activities such as pottery, glass blowing, poetry and literary arts, culinary arts, drumming, dance, photography, and more.
Research tells us that a child’s reading skills are the strongest predictor of academic success. For this reason, New Hope provides a reading group for both pre-readers and early-readers using a combination of one-on-one and group practice to make reading a reality. New Hope also provides tutoring for children ages 5-18 and ACT preparation for high school juniors and seniors on an as needed basis. Special Units such as financial literacy and sex education are offered periodically throughout the school year to age appropriate audiences as well.
Using paired t-tests for outcome measurement, New Hope has found that across demographic differences children who spend one year in our after-school programs see increases in social and emotional development, connectedness to school, and statistically significant increases in hope (OU Center of Applied Research, 2013).
For more information please call 918-359-9024 or click here to enroll a child for the New Hope program.