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OSU-Tulsa initiatives designed to keep kids engaged for the summer

Published: Friday, May 28, 2021

Students work on a project in Main Hall for the 2016 Engineering Design Challenge.


Oklahoma State University-Tulsa is hosting several initiatives to help students across Tulsa keep their minds active and involved over the summer. These programs are part of OSU-Tulsa’s commitment to service and community engagement.

Project Progress through Promotion (P3)

The Project Progress through Promotion (P3) is a free Saturday school program from the Institute for Developing Communities, The Opportunity Project and 100 Black Men in Tulsa for students in grades 8 – 12. The school is designed to help students with English, Math and Science and to support those with missing credits. Two separate sessions meet on the OSU-Tulsa campus every Saturday through July 31. The project is also supported in part by the OSU Division of Institutional Diversity. For more information, contact or 918-401-0534.

Get Lit! Opal's Greenwood Oasis

The whole family can enjoy a free, outdoor literacy event at OSU-Tulsa on June 12 near the Ellis Walker Woods Memorial. Kids can enjoy a scavenger hunt, live DJ and food trucks from 4 to 6 p.m., then experience a live reading of “Opal’s Greenwood Oasis” from the author, Quraysh Ali Lansana at 7 p.m. Anyone can show up and enjoy the activities, but the first 50 to register will get free food vouchers. Email or call 918-594-8318.

Black Wall Street: The Next Generation

Black Wall Street: The Next Generation is a youth entrepreneurship program from the Latimer-Cooksey Arts and Cultural Foundation designed to develop and enhance leadership skills in grade 7 - 11 students. Participants will ignite the spirit of Black Wall Street on the OSU-Tulsa campus by learning basic economic concepts, basic business practices and developing the skills they need to start their own business. By the end of the project, students will create a product to sell at Tulsa’s annual Juneteenth celebration. The course runs June 14 - 19 for a cost of $100. For more information, call 918-794-7800 or email or register online.

OSU-Tulsa Summer STEM Program with STEMFORCE

OSU-Tulsa is partnering with STEMFORCE to present a free, four-day interactive workshop to inspire middle and high school students to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Participants in the program will build a small refrigerator. The workshop will be in-person at OSU-Tulsa on July 12 - 15 from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day. Contact Alnetta Morris at or 918-594-8305 for more information, or register now online.

Opal's Greenwood Oasis will be read by author Quraysh Ali Lansana at the Get Lit! event on June 12.

Media Contact: Aaron Campbell | 918-594-8046 |