Because our total goal and focus is on ensuring students go to college and earn a degree, we have many professionals in the community who serve as mentors or partners.
We would like to acknowledge these organizations or individuals here who are our constant and steadfast supporters and partners:
Oklahoma State University was our very first university partner in 2006 when we founded the program. Our first Young Scholars of Bartlesville college graduate (Dec., 2011) attended Oklahoma State University. Degree options abound at OSU for our students.
Our second university partner, Oklahoma Wesleyan University has been a wonderful partner. OKWU has been amazingly supportive of assisting the Young Scholars of Bartlesville, as well as aggressively seeking to match endowment funds. This option provides Young Scholars of Bartlesville students with the college experience while living close to home.
Rogers State University, our third university partner, joined in 2008. We are pleased to be associated with Rogers State. Several options are available while attending RSU, and many students start school in Bartlesville and then later move to Claremore to live on campus.
The Bartlesville Public School district has been a support throughout the Young Scholars of Bartlesville history through the Superintendent, Counselors, and Teachers and Faculty.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma, Bartlesville Office has been a wonderful partner. They perform the initial interviews, conduct background checks of all mentors, and assist us in the matching of students to mentors. With their expertise and many years of experience, we are able to create long-lasting and successful matches.
Truity Credit Union has worked with the Young Scholars of Bartlesville to create a new curriculum for Finance for Your Future. The curriculum is taught by a variety of professionals who work with Truity Credit Union.
Karen Lowe-Alton has worked to create the new Steps 4 Success Program which is now taught by the Executive Director as the monthly class to 7th and 8th graders in the program. This class replaces and updates Real Life Real Choices and emphasizes the 8 values of the Young Scholars of Bartlesville.