The Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City, in partnership with the City of Oklahoma City, will provide high-quality afterschool and summer programming to students utilizing specific SNI Out-of-School Time Program Priorities. The Programs will be available to Thelma Parks Elementary students (grades 1-4), families, and the community in the school year 2020-2021.

SNI OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME PROGRAM PRIORITIES:

• Academic tutoring: academic enrichment that includes individual attention for students struggling with reading, math, and science

• Personal well-being: programs focused on helping a child cope with the everyday stresses of life and building strong relationships with others

• Life skills: programs such as nutrition, swim lessons, bicycle repair, pet care, personal safety, civic involvement, and mentoring

• Recreation & physical activity: programs such as sports, yoga, outdoor activities, and other physical activities

• Future self: introduction to careers and financial readiness skills such as budgeting and saving

• Arts & Creativity: programs that include arts, theatre, dance, and music

• STEM: enrichment in areas such as computer coding, robotics, city-building, engineering, and environmental sciences

Through the SNI, the Urban League offers academic enrichment activities concurrent with days that OKCPS are in session, beginning  January 4, 2021, through June 26, 2021.

THROUGH THE SNI PROGRAM, THE URBAN LEAGUE:

• Provides a safe place for students and their families to access numerous resources meeting children’s social and emotional well-being

• Implements appropriate COVID-19 safety precautions including requiring all students and staff to wear masks covering their mouth and nose unless eating, participating in recreational activities, or outdoors more than 6 feet away from everyone else; Social distancing whenever possible; Daily health screenings for staff and students; Requiring regular handwashing, and hourly disinfecting of high touch areas

• Offers summer programming from June 1, 2021, through June 26, 2021, five days per week

• Provides transportation home from afterschool programming for students who may otherwise have transportation challenges

• Arranges for and receives proper permissions from parents/guardians or OKCPS staff for all transportation, food, supplies, activities, field trips, background checks, liability insurance, and other program-related services, fees, and needs

• Provides scheduling, contracting, instructor compensation, and oversight of the program

• Works cooperatively and assists OKCPS as needed to ensure program evaluation data, attendance forms, and other relevant program documentation are collected as necessary to assess the program, student academic gain, and satisfy expenditure and federal grant reporting requirements

• Follows the OKCPS confidentiality procedures to ensure the confidentiality of all children participating in the program

• Maintains communication with CITY and OKCPS regarding issues, successes, leadership, corporate partners, and program providers

 

For more information on the Strong Neighborhoods Initiative, please contact Cedric Currin-Moore at cmoore@urbanleagueok.org