Oklahoma State Scholars program

Thursday, January 15th 2004, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Tulsa Public Schools have a new resource to encourage students to challenge themselves with tougher classes.

The Tulsa Chamber of Commerce kicked off a new program called Oklahoma State Scholars. Dozens of business leaders are volunteering to speak to local eighth graders.

The goal is to discourage kids from taking the "easy way out," and push more challenging classes. Joe Randolph, Center for State Scholars Program: "we want the people in the community to reinforce the fact that kids need to get a fundamentally sound academic education."

Jack Allen with Chandler-Frates & Reitz: "we've been telling kids for a long time if you're not smart enough to make good grades then you can't get in college and I think this is a refreshing new look at that."

If you'd like to volunteer, call the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce at 560-0247.