At Volunteers for Youth we have the vision that all Rogers County youth succeed. Our programs in place to achieve this vision include a site-based mentoring program (PAL), a classroom setting for suspended students (U-Turn Academy), an after-school setting for students in grades 6, 7 & 8 (BLAST), a Drug Free Communities project in the Oologah-Talala school district, a Partnership for Success grant to battle prescription drug misuse, and our Healthy Living Program funded through TSET.
The PAL Program is a site-based mentoring program that matches a Rogers County public school student with a caring adult mentor. The mentor strives to be the student’s friend, role model, motivator, and personal advocate. The mentor’s purpose is to build self-esteem, confidence, and self-worth in the student while building a friendship. Mentors are good listeners, people who care and people who want to help young people discover their strengths.