About Us

Build and cultivate community partnerships relevant to our students.

Train and equip mentor leaders who will have an impact in the lives of our youth.

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Develop leaders and inspire young entrepreneurs who will make a positive impact in our community and beyond.

Visit us at www.real.kitchen!

Measure the behavioral, social and academic progress in our students for higher-learning and career readiness.

Experiential Learning



Loveworks Leadership, Inc. is a non-profit organization committed to helping middle school students discover their potential and live into their dreams.

Since our inception in 2011, we have reached over 10,000 students, ages 11-14 years old from a wide range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. Our programs are designed to empower the creativity, resourcefulness, and potential within each student in an effort to develop their character, academic, and leadership abilities to ensure future success. Hundreds of volunteers and community professionals help facilitate initiatives that include: experiential leadership projects, community outreach, personal character development, career components, and mentorship.

In 2015, our students embarked on an entrepreneurial project and launched a for-profit business - The REAL Kitchen - producing a fresh salsa product available for purchase in the Norman and Oklahoma area.

Loveworks operates under the leadership of Executive Director, Michael Hirsch, as well as governing, advisory and parents boards of dedicated professionals from the community who believe in the mission: To give every student an opportunity to lead.

We are on a mission to:

Our Approach to Leadership


We believe when students discover their potential and strengths they will make more positive life choices and an impact in our community.


We believe students need to have a deep, personal understanding of
their true identity in order to unlock their potential and shape their future.


We believe in the investment of mentorship and developing a personal connection with students because that is how to truly develop the unique giftings and story within them.


When students are given the opportunity to actively pursue their passions and dreams, the tangible experience ignites the reality that they can start living into their potential at a young age.

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