Are you a 6th-8th grade student in Norman or a nearby area?
Do you have a desire to learn and grow in your leadership?
Are you interested in discovering and developing your passion?
Are you ready for new experiences and collaborating with new friends?
Between 4:00pm to 6:00pm, students are most likely to be influenced in either a positive or negative way. It is the choices they make during these afternoon hours and the people they spend time with that make a difference that can last a lifetime. Loveworks Afterschool Leadership is designed to help students make positive life choices, discover career paths, and set them on a trajectory for personal success. Students will improve their well-being and the community's well-being by pursuing a life where they can apply their unique leadership qualities and discover their dreams.
Volunteers and mentors facilitate groups, games, conversations, and meal times. Each student receives attention, a snack, and a nutritious dinner meal while participating in specialized projects involving local artists and community professionals. Experiential learning projects are geared towards developing skill sets within the students as well as real-life application of the skills that students learn.
1 or 2 times per week
for a 1 semester commitment.
Students are able to attend 1 or 2 days each week; we recommend picking a Leadership Day and a Discovery Day to have a well-rounded experience.
Leadership Days: Mondays or Tuesdays
Discovery: Wednesdays or Thursdays
4:00 pm-6:00 pm, Monday-Thursday
151 12th Ave SE, Suite 100
Norman, OK 73071
FAMILY CODE: BE R.E.A.L.
At Loveworks, we adhere to our family code:
RESPECT, ENCOURAGE, APPRECIATE, LOVE
We know that support from parents makes a big difference:
Students and parents or guardians interested in applying for a placement in the Loveworks Afterschool Leadership program should understand the expectations and commitment for participation.
ATTENDANCE + SCHEDULE
We ask that families commit to a 1 semester, once or twice-per-week attendance at Loveworks Afterschool Leadership.
4:00 pm Student Arrival + Snack
4:30 pm Leadership and Character Building // Hands-on Project Learning
5:40 pm Dinner
6:00 pm Parent Pick-up
CODE & ATTITUDE
Students should commit to follow the Loveworks Code of being R.E.A.L.: Respectful, Encouraging, Appreciative, and Loving toward other students, volunteers, mentors, and staff. Determine to make the most of the opportunity to grow at Loveworks, disconnecting from technology, and challenging yourself in your personal growth.
Students at Alcott, Irving, Longfellow, and Whittier have transportation provided through Norman Public Schools buses directly from the school to Loveworks. Bus route information will be provided after registration. The program is open to all students from any district/homeschool, not just Norman Public Schools students!
Ready to get started?
It is best for students to complete the application with a parent or guardian since questions are directed to both adults and students. Please allow 15-30 minutes to complete the application. We suggest that you carefully consider each question and respond in complete sentences.
Our staff reviews each application before a student is accepted to start the program. These applications help us to better know the students we are serving. Once accepted, students along with a parent/guardian must attend an orientation meeting before the student’s first day at Loveworks.