Norman Afterschool Leadership

Norman Afterschool Leadership

In partnership with key community supporters, Loveworks Afterschool Leadership is a program that focuses on leadership and character development, experiential learning, and community impact.

Four days a week the doors of the Loveworks campus are lined with leaders welcoming and cheering our students as they step off the school bus and into the Loveworks Center.

Volunteers and mentors facilitate groups, games, conversations, and meal times. Each student receives personalized attention, 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 and broadening their awareness to cultural diversity.

Can I apply for Loveworks Afterschool Leadership?

  • Are you a 6th, 7th, or 8th grader in the Norman area?
  • Do you have a desire to learn and grow in your leadership?
  • Are you interested in discovering and developing your passion?
  • Are you able to attend the program two days per week?*
  • Are you open to new experiences and learning alongside teams of students from a wide range of backgrounds?

If you answered YES to all these questions – YEAH!

Keep reading to learn more!


*While we believe that the Loveworks programs can benefit all students, we understand not every student is in a position to function within our guidelines for participation.

It takes a village!

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 need to understand the expectations and commitment for participation.


Two-semester commitment, twice-per-week attendance at Loveworks Afterschool Leadership.

Each student is allowed 2 unexcused absences per semester, exceeding this count would remove the student from our active roster and place them on the waiting list should they wish to continue with the program. Excused absences include absences for which the student also missed school.


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 pushing yourself in your personal growth.

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, each student, along with a parent/guardian, must attend an orientation meeting at the Loveworks Center before starting.

If you have any questions about Afterschool Leadership, contact our Associate Director, Carolyn Le at (405) 431-0442 or

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