Roughly 600 young men are thriving in OK Chapters in Indianapolis, IN; Kansas City, KS; Kansas City, MO; Little Rock, AR; Monroe, LA; and Oakland, CA. These are just some of the incredible outcomes from the local OK Chapters, with focus on our core tenants:
1) Academic Achievement
2) Respect for Self and Others
3) Community Engagement.

Read testimonials from our program here.

 


Kansas City, Kansas
2014-2015 Summary

The OK Program in Kansas City began in the summer of 2011 with 15 African-American young men. As of May 2015, the number of participants has reached 212. The two OK Program schools include Coronado Middle School and F. L. Schlagle High School.

OK PROGRAM IMPACT

Coronado Middle School*
9 OK Program participants achieved a final 4.0 GPA
38 participants achieved a final 3.0 GPA or better
75% of 8th grade participants ended with a 2.5 GPA or better

Over the past two school years, 42 OK participants have gone on to attend Sumner Academy of Arts and Science, a nationally ranked magnet school in Kansas City, Kansas, which prepares students for high-level academic and creative pursuits.

*Schlagle High School statistics are unavailable at the time of this writing.


Little Rock, Arkansas
2014-2015 Summary

At the end of the 2013-2014 school year, there were 90 African-American young men enrolled in the OK Program’s Hall Chapter, which includes Forest Heights Middle School and Hall High School. The Central Chapter – Central High School – ended the school year with 103 participants.

OK PROGRAM IMPACT

Hall High School
42% of the high school students maintained at least a 2.5 GPA or better
25% of the high school students maintained at least a 3.0 GPA
2.3 was the overall GPA recorded for the high school students

Forest Heights Middle School
50% of the middle school students maintained at least 2.5 GPA or better
30% of the middle school students maintained a 3.0 GPA or better
2.5 was the overall GPA recorded for the middle school students

Central High School
38% of the high school students maintained at least a 2.5 GPA or better
22% of the high school students maintained at least a 3.0 GPA or better
2.26 was the overall GPA recorded for the high school students

Dunbar Middle School
56% of the middle school students maintained at least a 2.5 GPA or better
33% of the middle school students maintained at least a 3.0 GPA
2.8 was the overall GPA recorded for the middle school students


Monroe, Louisiana
2014-2015 Summary

Monroe’s OK Program had 70 young men participating in the program during the 2013-2014 school year.

OK PROGRAM IMPACT

1 OK Program participants achieved a final 4.0 GPA
21% of the students maintained at least a 3.0 GPA or better
77% of the students maintained at least a 2.5 GPA or better
67% of the boys avoided suspension during the 2015 school year
Only 8 OK participants out of 70 had some type of negative contact with police


Oakland, California
Spring Semester 2015

The OK Program had a huge impact on the West Oakland Middle School campus where 95 percent of the African-American males at the school were enrolled in the OK Program.

OK PROGRAM IMPACT

60% of the students maintained at least a 2.0 GPA or better
35% of the students maintained at least a 2.5 GPA or better
Only 1.8% of OK boys received school suspensions
Only 1.2% involved in a fight
0% of OK participants were arrested