The O.K. Program was established in 1990 at Mills Middle School in Rancho Cordova,
California.The program was designed to reverse the grim statistics that young African
American males were facing…namely, the high rates of incarceration and homicide.
Since 1990, the O.K. Program has won many awards including several national awards.
In 1992, President George Bush recognized the O.K. Program as the 945th Daily Point of Light for the Nation.
In 1994, it won the Jefferson Award in recognition of outstanding public
service, and in 1995 it won the National Association of Attorneys General
“For the Children Award”.
In the spring of 2005, the O.K. Program became a national organization.
Founder and Retired