Please join us in honoring this year’s community partner Street School and individual honoree Rep. Carol Bush.
Street School combines alternative education and therapeutic counseling and is Oklahoma’s longest running and most successful dropout prevention and intervention program. Annually, we serve an average of 140 students ages 14-19 who reside in the Tulsa Public School district. Street School’s focus is on teens who have dropped out or are on the verge of dropping out due to academics, abuse, neglect, bullying, drugs, or pregnancy/teenage parenting needs and offers them a second chance to graduate.
- Goal: to reduce the high school-dropout rate and provide at-risk students the academic and emotional skills needed to prepare them for college/technical school and the workforce
- Graduates: on average, 90% of seniors graduate each year
- Gap: 66% of students live in households where the annual income is less than $27,000 and for the majority of those, it is $16,000 or less
This year’s individual honoree is former Junior League of Tulsa President and current District 70 Oklahoma State Representative Carol Bush. Rep. Bush is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Tulsa, served as the Junior League of Tulsa’s President from 2001-02, and is actively involved in the Tulsa community. As part of her duties as a member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, Rep. Bush serves as the Vice Chair of the Health Services and Long-Term Care Committee, is a member of the A&B Finance committee, the Children, Youth and Family Services Committee, Medical Marijuana Working Group Committee, and the Public Health Committee. Rep.Bush, elected in 2016, represents part of Tulsa County and serves the community proudly.
Please join us on Saturday, April 13, 2019, as we honor the positive impact the work Street School and Rep.Carol Bush has and continues to have on the Tulsa community.