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Ahead of the fall session of ILI, we're reconnecting with some of our alumni! First up is Jenny Flower who was a member of the 2019 ILI cohort. Jenny is a mother of two adult children and two toddlers, She is a published writer and poet, and a veteran educator who recently moved into the mental health field. She offers individualized, online guided meditation sessions at thegoldminds.com. She currently works as a Care Coordinator for CREOKS and is seeking her MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at OU-Tulsa.

There may not be a traditional Anytown this summer, but we're not going to let that dampen our Anytown spirit. We're using this time to reconnect with some of our Anytown delegates to see what they are up to. If you are an Anytown alumni and would like to share your story, contact Sandi Cox at scox@occjok.org

There may not be a traditional Anytown this summer, but we're not going to let that dampen our Anytown spirit. We're using this time to reconnect with some of our Anytown delegates to see what they are up to. If you are an Anytown alumni and would like to share your story, contact Sandi Cox at scox@occjok.org

There may not be a traditional Anytown this summer, but we're not going to let that dampen our Anytown spirit. We're using this time to reconnect with some of our Anytown delegates to see what they are up to. If you are an Anytown alumni and would like to share your story, contact Sandi Cox at scox@occjok.org

A conversation on how to nurture resilience despite adversity.

As parents and educators continue to navigate school, camp and activity closures due to COVID-19, we are excited to offer portions of our popular school-based program, Different and the Same on our website! We will release a video and activities on a regular basis. This is our final offering for our online Different and the Same series. Different and the Same is produced by Family Communications, Inc.

The impact of COVID-19 on BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) communities serves as a mirror reflecting deep inequities embedded across facets of our society. Systemic racism is inextricably interwoven with America’s past and permeates our present, as it is upheld by individuals within systems who often, intentionally or otherwise, benefit from it. 

A conversation for Oklahomans who are concerned about the rise of hate and bigotry. 

As parents and educators continue to navigate school closures due to COVID-19, we are excited to offer portions of our popular school-based program, Different and the Same on our website! We will release a video and activities every-other-week. This is the third lesson in the Different and the Same series. Different and the Same is produced by Family Communications, Inc. 

As parents and educators continue to navigate school closures due to COVID-19, we are excited to offer portions of our popular school-based program, Different and the Same on our website! We will release a video and activities every-other-week. This is the second lesson in the Different and the Same series. Different and the Same is produced by Family Communications, Inc. 

We are excited to offer portions of our popular school-based program, Different and the Same, online for everyone to enjoy access to quality SEL programs.

When I think about creating inclusive learning environments, I imagine how schools, classrooms and lessons should be structured so that all students can learn and participate together. An inclusive learning environment is supportive, challenging, engaging, and responsive, for all learners.

A Discussion on Xenophobia: A panel discussion with Jennifer Fought, Dr. Brenda Lloyd-Jones and John Thao

I’ve been observing and studying what “community” means at least since I wrote a dissertation on the subject 30 years ago. This pandemic shut-down of our “normal” lives enables us to see our communities—and ourselves—in a way akin to what is revealed in a temporarily revealed riverbed.

A way to show respect for a transgender person is to use their correct pronouns. In this post, we will talk about what pronouns are, how we use them and, and the importance of it all. 

Daily Dialogue is an opportunity for you and your loved ones to have thought-provoking conversations that encourage respect and mutual learning.

During this challenging time, we are continuing to provide meaningful experiences by utilizing technology to provide educational and eye-opening opportunities. Our priority continues to be the well-being of our program participants, volunteers and staff.

We wanted to update you on the steps we’re taking to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our volunteers, program participants and staff.

Are you interested in learning more about how your membership gift makes an impact? Or perhaps you’re curious about how our board leadership started their “OCCJ journey”? Read our interview with OCCJ Vice Chair for Membership, Denise Reid.