STEPS TO START-UP AN OK PROGRAM 

Note: there is no fee for the OK Program    

STEP 1 

IDENTIFY A LOCAL BLACK PASTOR TO CHAIR THE ADVISORY BOARD: 

 STEP 2 

ARRANGE AN OK PROGRAM PRESENTATION: 

  1. Who’s Responsible---Pastor (Advisory Board Chairman) 

  2. Who’s Presenting---Donald Northcross, National OK Program Founder 

  3. Who Must Attend---Pastor, Police Chief and School Superintendent 

Pastor should also invite the City’s Mayor and anyone else the pastor thinks should attend. 

Note: Since there’s no commitment to implement the program at this point, National OK Program does not cover the cost of travel and hotel for Mr. Northcross to present the OK Program.   

 STEP 3 (If it is agreed to move forward after step 2) 

INTERVIEW, SELECT & TRAIN OFFICER(S): 

The interview panel will be comprised of a representative from the police agency and school district along with the pastor, and National OK Program Founder, Donald Northcross. 

  • Once the officer(s) are selected, they will attend a six-day OK Program Coordinator training at the OK Program National Headquarters. 

  • Police Department will cover cost of travel and hotel for officers training.  

STEP 4 

RECRUIT, TRAIN & ORGANIZE MENTORS: 

Who’s Responsible...National OK Program and local chapter 

STEP 5 

DEVELOP ADVISORY BOARD: 

The National OK Program will work with the pastor to develop an advisory board. The pastor will serve as chairman of the advisory board which will be responsible for the following: 

  • Determine local schools in which OK Program Chapters will be implemented 

  • Developing and maintaining a cooperative partnership between the local OK Program, the local police agency and school district.  

  • Raise funds to reward boys for meeting goals established by the program