High Structure-High Love: OPSRC


On Oct. 29, 2019, Positive Tomorrows’ Director of Education, Amy Brewer, led a three-hour workshop on the High Structure-High Love™ model for  educators, administrators and staff at the Oklahoma Public School Resource Center (OPSRC). The model, which focuses on working with children experiencing deep poverty, combines information about trauma and the brain with observations Brewer… Read More

Fall Break Camp 2019


For most schools, fall break means classes are cancelled and short vacations are planned to take advantage of the extended weekend. But for a child whose living situation can change overnight, fall break can be a time of uncertainty. Scheduling vacations and childcare are typically not options for families experiencing homelessness who, on a daily… Read More

A Visit from Pua the Pig


To celebrate the end of the school year, students at Positive Tomorrows got to meet a visitor almost as smart and kind as they are. Pua, the pot-belly rescue, is a two-year-old therapy pig who lives on a farm right outside of Oklahoma City (and yes, he is as sweet as the one in Moana).… Read More

A New Look: Celebrating 30 Years


Positive Tomorrows is thrilled to celebrate its 30th year of serving children and families experiencing homelessness. This fall, the school will roll out a refreshed logo to usher in a new decade of growth. The logo, generously designed by Ackerman McQueen, features the signature Positive Tomorrows blue and gold stars. The main star represents the… Read More

When Students Succeed: Transitioning to Public School


Positive Tomorrows serves students experiencing homelessness by providing transportation, basic necessities, an individualized and trauma-informed education, and enrichment opportunities. Case managers simultaneously partner with families to promote self-sufficiency and stability at home, with the goal being to break the cycle of homelessness. So what does this success look like, and what does it mean for… Read More

Capital Campaign Milestones: Beam Signing


This January, the steel for Positive Tomorrows’ new facility was completed. Students, donors, and staff visited the construction site the second week in January to make their mark before the final beam was welded into place. Wrapped up in bright blue Positive Tomorrows sweatshirts, every student at Positive Tomorrows signed their name on a beam… Read More

Maslow’s Hierarchy of School Needs


Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs defines five levels of need that motivate human behavior. It is often represented by a pyramid, with the most immediate needs at its foundation. A child who doesn’t know where his next meal will come from, or where home will be tonight is unable to focus on learning, so the staff… Read More

Back to School Check-Ups


Going back to school at Positive Tomorrows means filling cubbies with school supplies for students and ensuring they have basic needs met so they can focus on learning. It also means making sure kids are healthy, which is why Positive Tomorrows coordinates access to medical, dental, optical, and audiological care for students. The school collaborates with… Read More

Art on Display


Members of the Positive Tomorrows Summer Art Club hopped off the school van in the parking lot of Oklahoma Contemporary. They were full of excitement and concentrating hard to keep their feet from running into the art gallery. The students had participated in Art Club during summer break camp and were on their way to… Read More

Positive Tomorrows Selected to Participate in Catalyst Program


Positive Tomorrows was selected as one of 14 community-based organizations to participate in Stand Together’s Catalyst Program. This six-month program is designed to help innovative groups build capacity and increase their impact to help more people break the cycle of poverty. In addition to receiving personalized coaching in a proven business framework, Market-Based Management®, as… Read More