We’re on a mission to educate homeless children and their families to break the cycle of poverty. As the only private school in America devoted solely to educating homeless children, we’re leading the charge in developing a comprehensive educational system built to bring students up to grade level academically and socially, so they can successfully rejoin the public school system.
Our work focuses on three areas: reducing barriers, supporting families, and providing a robust education. Those three objectives lead to students who are equipped and empowered to break inter-generational cycles of poverty and homelessness.
Serving homeless children
In 1989, a group of OKC community organizations recognized the need for a new approach to educating homeless children. That group, which included OKC Public Schools, the State Dept. of Education, CampFire USA, Neighborhood Services Organization and the YWCA, founded Positive Tomorrows to meet the needs of this vulnerable population.
For many years, Positive Tomorrows’ mission centered on helping homeless families get the documentation they needed to enroll their children in the appropriate local public school.
In time, our purpose has evolved, and our mission has changed. We’re dedicated to answering this question: where do homeless children go to school? They come to Positive Tomorrows, the only private, tuition-free elementary school in the nation.