Beyond Basic Needs: A School Family

Homeless students struggle with basic needs: food, clothing, and shelter. So at Positive Tomorrows meeting those needs is the top priority. A child cannot learn on an empty stomach so their first stop in the morning is breakfast. When temperatures drop, each child receives a coat so no one has to shiver at recess. But… Read More

Positive Tomorrows Receives $25,000 Opportunities for Children iFund Grant

Positive Tomorrows is pleased to announce it has received a $25,000 grant from the Oklahoma City Community Foundation (OCCF) and its Opportunities for Children iFund grant program. This grant will support Positive Tomorrows’ new pre-k classroom, which increased the school’s capacity by 10 students. “We are excited that we’ve not only increased our capacity by10… Read More

Swim Safety at the YMCA

This fall Positive Tomorrows teamed up with the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City to bring students water safety and swimming lessons. Each student participated in a two-week Safety Around Water course, learning not only how to swim and float, but also how to stay safe near swimming pools and lakes. “It’s not your traditional swim lesson program,” said  Bryan… Read More

Green Haven Homes Breaks the Cycle of Homelessness

Green Haven Homes will donate a portion of every home sold this year to Positive Tomorrows, Oklahoma’s only elementary school specifically serving homeless children. This gift will support Positive Tomorrows’ work to educate more than 100 students annually, breaking the cycle of poverty through education. “When I started Green Haven Homes, I decided that my… Read More

Students Go Back to School at Positive Tomorrows

On August 4th, Positive Tomorrows kicked off its first day of school with a record enrollment of 64 students and a new Pre-K classroom. After consistently turning students away due to a lack of space, it was an exciting morning for students and staff who started their year with the highest enrollment to date. “We worry so… Read More

Positive Tomorrows Students Throw First Pitch at D-BAT Softball Camp

This summer, Positive Tomorrows students attended a special softball camp at D-BAT Oklahoma City. A collaboration of D-BAT, Cleats for Kids, and First Pitch made this opportunity possible. Students had access to indoor and outdoor fields, batting cages, and lots of volunteers eager to teach them how to play a new sport. “Children living in deep poverty… Read More

Summer Camp

For homeless children, summer can mean a break from many things: regular meals, air conditioning, learning, even safety. This is one of many reasons we host summer camp at Positive Tomorrows. Students receive three meals per day, medical care, and basic necessities while our case managers continue to help families increase employment, income, and housing.… Read More

Expanding Our Services: The Importance of Pre-k

Most three and four year olds are learning to say please and thank you and going on play dates. They are learning colors, running through sprinklers in front yards, and listening to bedtime stories each night. But where do bedtime stories happen if you don’t have a bed? In Oklahoma, one in every fourteen children… Read More

Positive Tomorrows Awards Volunteer of the Year

Positive Tomorrows relies on more than 630 volunteers every year to help with everything from serving meals and chaperoning field trips to mentoring students and throwing birthday parties. This year, Positive Tomorrows awarded Penny Harper with the volunteer of the year award. Penny has been a volunteer with Positive Tomorrows for the last four years. Madame Harper, as our… Read More

Positive Tomorrows Publishes New Annual Report

Positive Tomorrows has published its most recent Annual Report which outlines the state of our school, the state of homelessness in Oklahoma City, and outcomes for our three programs: education, family support, and extracurricular. We want our donors, volunteers and supporters to know that their generosity betters the lives of homeless children and families in our… Read More