Project Transformation 2018

Laura WickizerEducation & Empowerment

PT is about changing lives through relationships and that is where we have seen changes made. There are two stories you should know about Project Transformation. The first is about the campers; the second is about the AmeriCorps members who spent their summer in our community. THE CAMPERS The campers range in age from 6 to 12 years old. The … Read More

Community Treasures 2018

Laura WickizerEducation & Empowerment

A major focus for the summer was encouraging campers to think about how to reuse and upcycle materials. The campers used recycled materials with several parents and families donating materials on a weekly basis for craft projects and science experiments. (Example: Used 2 liters bottles were converted into hanging planters.) The children were encouraged to be cognitive and think about … Read More

Muskogee Public Library- Learn, Create, Share 2018

Laura WickizerEducation & Empowerment

One of the main goals of the Learn-Create-Share program is to de-mystify technology for youth. Specifically when coding is mentioned to youth we are trying to keep them from automatically envisioning an academic laboring away in a cubicle somewhere. We strive to introduce the technology to the youth in a recreational way demonstrating that technology can be utilized by anyone … Read More

Muskogee Alumni Band

Laura WickizerEducation & Empowerment

I would like to take this opportunity to share a story about a student that was attending our ‘Band Pride’ Program in the month of June, 2018. Betsy (not using her actual name) was a freshman trumpet player with a lot of potential, and had previously attended the Summer Pride Program because of softball.  During the 2017/2018 year, the band … Read More

Muskogee Teen Center

Laura WickizerEducation & Empowerment

One of our main priorities and necessities at the Teen Center is that the youth, staff, tutors and enrichment providers work together in harmony. We have been very fortunate to have had very few altercations/fights of any kind. I believe that is due to how are staff interact with our youth and how we guide them to interact with each … Read More

Muskogee Alumni Band

Seth HartmanEducation & Empowerment

At the Christmas concert in December, the 1,000 seat auditorium was filled to standing room only. This has not happened for a concert in the past 20 years. This was a direct result of the support received from the City of Muskogee Foundation to help students participate in the band program. Without this support, as many as 40% of band … Read More