Project: Playground and Kitchen Remodel
Since 2010, Jubilee Partners has broken cycles of poverty, violence, incarceration and substance abuse through opportunities for education, developing healthy relationships and building life skills. We serve children from high-risk environments and invest in building relationships with their parents for long-term success. Our After School Program, Summer Kid’s Club, Leadership Program, and Jubilee Academy (early intervention preschool and phonics and reading intervention program), have assisted hundreds of children in overcoming trauma, setting and achieving goals, embracing hope, and learning to serve and lead others. Play therapy helps kids understand their emotions and gain insight about resolving inner conflicts. Through play therapy children also learn self-control, self-respect, to express their feelings, problem solving, communication skills, and to modify problem behaviors.
An Impact Oklahoma grant would provide hope in two ways: a revitalized playground for the children, and an updated commercial kitchen. The playground will include a small greenhouse to run alongside the current box gardens, a 12×10 storage shed, a commercial level play system, and a permanent fence around the basketball area. Our goal with the commercial kitchen is to bring it up to code in order to start a business to employ some of the moms of students in our program who face barriers to employment due to either legal background, lack of job training, or struggling to respect authority.
A grant from Impact Oklahoma will strengthen families in at-risk environments by helping them overcome trauma through play therapy and by gaining invaluable job skills in a remodeled kitchen.
For more information visit our website at jubileepartnersokc.org.