“In high school, I got into a lot of trouble because I had no focus. Speech and debate, scouting, and theatre, were three extracurricular activities that helped me turn it around. Extracurricular activities allow you to try out different skill set and reveal the best things about yourself."
G.T. BynumMayor of Tulsa
“Art transformed my life by allowing me to express myself, to express the unthinkable and the unknowable. All of us, especially kids, need outlets to express ourselves and connect with the community."
Joy HarjoArtist, poet, musician, Co-founder of "For Girls Becoming" arts mentorship program, 23rd U.S. Poet Laureate
“My afterschool learning experiences transformed my thinking and led me to believe I could accomplish things I otherwise never would have tried. The education we receive outside the classroom spurs diversity of thought and diversity of discovery."