Getting Ahead classes help people break the bonds of generational poverty and take steps to make their lives better.
Gateway to Prevention and Recovery in Shawnee serves people battling opioid addiction all over Oklahoma.
First Pastafarian Church is located at the former site of Norman’s Dope Chapel.
Three prominent programs feel the repercussions from the nearly $39 million cut from the state education activity budget.
VOLUME Summer Program allows high schools students to gain experience training at The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital in Bethany.
Arts students work with industry professionals and train in their craft at Quartz Mountain Resort as part of Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute.
Not all students would be treated equally, and tax dollars should go to public facilities, not individuals.
As local schools lose teachers and arts programs due to budget issues, parent-teacher associations strive to raise funds.
“Our kids need us,” McDaniel said. “We owe it to our kids to give them a quality education.”
“What it boils down to is giving them the facts, the information,” said Harms, Katia Harms’ mother, “and not making them feel bad or weird.”