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We Value Partnerships

OPEL values partnerships and collaboration across all sectors in our state including youth, families, program providers, school districts, schools, youth-serving organizations, state agencies, legislators, Native American tribes, businesses, nonprofits, places of worship, foundations, law enforcement, and more. 

Join the Oklahoma Afterschool Coalition!

Be a voice for Oklahoma youth and the afterschool programs serving them and their families. Let’s work to expand access to quality, affordable out-of-school time and youth development opportunities. The Oklahoma Afterschool Coalition seeks to address afterschool issues through collaborative work. The purpose is to provide a space to share stories, exchange ideas, and crowd-source solutions. Join our virtual meetings six times a year on the second Thursday from 10-11am to shape the focus and direction of our network. Below are the dates:

  • May 9

  • July 11

  • August 8

  • October 10

  • November 14

Give us a few details about yourself, and you're in!

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Access the monthly newsletters as well as links to specific youth, funding, and provider opportunity resources that have been shared out. 

All Hands In

What's included?

  • Monthly general email newsletter

  • Monthly STEM email newsletter

  • Professional development opportunities

  • Upcoming events

  • Grant opportunities

  • Chances to connect, network, and advocate

  • Resources for running quality programs

Who should join?

  • Afterschool and youth development providers of all types

  • Advocates with an interest in youth and family well-being

  • Educators

  • Parents and caregivers

  • Youth

  • Business and civic leaders

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