An afterschool youth leadership development organization called Tulsa Changemakers hosted Union Public Schools on Monday for its first of four "pitch nights".
Nearly 100 students in grades 3 through 12 in Union Public schools presented presentations on work they’ve completed over the course of this fall semester.
Tulsa Changemakers is a leadership program, that holds a 25-session afterschool youth leadership development and action program designed to empower students in elementary, middle, and high school.
Some of the topics presented at tonight’s changemakers night include homelessness, bullying, crime, and mental health.
Tulsa Changemakers is an organization that was started in 2016. Their mission is to empower youth leaders to drive a positive impact.
“This is so special because this is an investment in success in generations, so we equipping students to be able to make a change in their community now, so they carry those skills into the future to be able to create change where ever they go”, said Lydia Jeong, Program Manager, Tulsa ChangeMakers
I spoke to some students and staff at Union Public schools who tell me what makes these projects so special and why they chose this topic to focus on this semester.
“We basically thought of ideas of how we could help the community and the most voted one was homelessness, so we decided to do the can food drive to help the homeless”, said William L, Student, Grove Elementary