From Yukon, Oklahoma to Norman, Oklahoma – just a short 45 minute drive – a unique partnership strikes between BriteBee and LoveWorks Leadership, announcing LoveWorks as it’s official charity partner.
It’s true what they say “when the going gets tough, the tough get going,” and the tough are mobilizing throughout the Norman area to save a beloved after-school leadership program. Since it’s founding in 2011 by Clark Mitchell, LoveWorks has served over 10,000 middle schoolers though their nonprofit. The organization’s goal is to partner volunteers, staff, and community partners with 11 to 14 year-old students interested in receiving individualized mentorship, character development, academic support, and experiential learning.
LoveWorks ongoing programs includes
- After School Program: students arrive by school bus to the LoveWorks community center. In addition to their mentoring services students also receive a snack and dinner. Any middle schooler can apply to this program via the LoveWorks website!
- REAL Kitchen: students prepare, market, and sell homemade salsa to the Norman and SW OKC community. Proceeds benefit the LoveWorks program.
- Little Leaders: This is a program for younger kids that includes a weekly story time, as well as other special events.
LoveWorks also provides mentorships to many young entrepreneurs in the community, and organizes and hosts special events. For a list of upcoming events please see the LoveWorks website.
Recently LoveWorks received the news that 85% of their funding has been cut. They have set a goal of $124,000 to fund their programs through the end of this semester. They are accepting donations in various forms on their webpage including: sponsorship of a child through monthly ongoing donations, one-time donations, and salsa sales. Other ways to show your support include following and sharing social media posts, volunteering at their center, and downloading their digital media support kit.
In these uncertain times, is there anything more important than developing character-driven leadership in our youth? If you believe in lending a hand to tomorrow’s leaders, show LoveWorks some love today!
How Can YOU Help Save LoveWorks?
Check out the GoFundMe page, donate, and share this image/link to your own social media!