PROGRAMS

Tulsa Regional Chamber
education programs

If your organization is interested in participating in any of the Chamber’s many education-focused programs, please email education manager
Kuma Roberts.

Explore Downtown Tulsa

Explore Downtown Tulsa logoDespite a thriving cultural neighborhood in downtown Tulsa, many low-income students spend little time in the core of the city. Students need to believe that Tulsa is a city they can live in, contribute to, and a place that welcomes them. In order to build strong bonds between our promising students and the city of Tulsa, the George Kaiser Family Foundation, in conjunction with many other generous donors, are excited to foster a grant opportunity for Title I schools in the Tulsa area. Explore Downtown Tulsa exposes students to the cultural and historical treasures of our downtown area, allowing them to dream big in their academic and personal pursuits. Teachers from Title I schools within a 30-mile radius of downtown Tulsa can submit ideas for field trips and receive funding for bus transportation. The program is designed to encourage visits to multiple locations during a single fieldtrip.

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Road Trip For Teachers

Road Trip For Teachers logoRoad Trip For Teachers provides an interactive career exploration experience for educators to learn about the careers and training opportunities in our region’s high-growth, high-demand economic sectors. Teachers gain firsthand knowledge about the economic impact of area businesses, labor market trends, salary expectations and high-need skillsets in order to share that information with students in the classroom. Trips focus on manufacturing, professional services, healthcare, aerospace, information technologies and logistics businesses.

EdTalks

EdTalks logoThe Tulsa Regional Chamber’s quarterly EdTalks series initiates conversations about what’s new and innovative in the education field. Events feature discussion about the latest ideas, trends and best practices on how to secure fulfilling, prosperous futures for students.

BMX STEM Kits

The inclusion of BMX racing into the Olympic Games in 2008 catapulted the popularity of the sport to new levels.  Capitalizing on that increased awareness, the USA BMX Foundation has partnered with the Tulsa Sports Commission and Partners In Education to establish a STEM-based education and fitness program in Tulsa-area schools. Equipping teachers and students with bikes, accessories and learning modules, this curriculum can be implemented either during or after the school day and serves 15-20 students per each eight-week session.

Beyond High School: A College & Career Expo

Engage your post-secondary institution or business in exposing students to experiences beyond high school. In a trade show atmosphere, both industry and education will showcase the college offerings, internship and career opportunities available to students. Attendance includes 75+ college recruiters and more than 900 high school students.

Community program partners

Any Given Child Tulsa

Assists communities in developing a plan for expanded arts education ensuring access and equity for all K-8 students

Big Brothers & Sisters of Oklahoma

Helps children reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships

Boy Scouts of America

Trains youth in responsible citizenship, character development and self-reliance through outdoor activities and educational programs

Camp Fire Green Country

Offers inclusive youth development programs serving more than 2,500 Tulsa-area children of all ages

City Year

Utilizes near-peer mentors in Tulsa’s most under-served schools to address specific reasons that students drop out

Communities In Schools

Connects students and their families with critical community resources to decrease dropout rates

Dream It Do It Oklahoma

Works to change perceptions of manufacturing careers by connecting manufacturers with students, parents and educators

Donors Choose

Free resource for teachers to crowdfund classroom projects, with matching dollars for literacy programs granted by local foundations

EduRec Tulsa

Academic enrichment and fun center for inner-city youth and families featuring a educational and recreational facilities

Fab Lab

Provides community access to manufacturing and digital fabrication tools for learning skills, developing inventions and creating businesses

Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma

Develops girls of courage, confidence, and character through leadership training

Growing Together

Connecting organizations and residents to enable children to live, learn and thrive in their neighborhoods and schools

Higher Ed Forum

Facilitates critical dialogue among educators with community constituents in a meaningful exchange of ideas and opinions

Impact Tulsa

Utilizes data as a flashlight to illuminate evidence-based best practices that improve student outcomes and equity in education

Junior Achievement

Inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global economy with work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy

OK2Grow

Small business-driven workforce development programming that demonstrates career and education opportunities for high school students

Operation Aware

Delivers prevention education in the classroom, teaching students from pre-K through high school how to resist negative influence and make positive decisions

Operation School Bell

Provides uniforms, clothing and household items in a store atmosphere to referred students

The Pencil Box

Resource for area teachers to acquire new or gently used school and office supplies donated by partner companies and organizations

Project Management for Youth

Teaches leadership, professionalism, critical thinking and teamwork through basic project management concepts

Reading Partners

Provides volunteer-led, one-on-one literacy tutoring to elementary students in nine Tulsa schools

Stand for Children

Ensures that all children graduate from high school prepared for and with access to a college or career path

Tulsa Community Foundation

Partnership for the Availability of School Supplies (PASS) provides school supplies for elementary students

Tulsa Debate League

Organizes competitions, fund programs and summer camps and provides professional development to teachers and coaches

Tulsa Discovery Lab

Creates a place for children to experience imaginative and interactive play and provides creative learning experiences for children in need

Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance

Creates a collaborative ecosystem between business/industry and the education community to drive economic prosperity

YMCA

Committed to growing strong minds through healthy living, social responsibility and youth development

Youth at Heart

Provides programs for education and recreation for students living in Tulsa’s socio-economically challenged neighborhoods

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