I used to be bullied. I grew up to be a mean person. I signed up for Youth At Heart. Youth At Heart changed me.


Youth At Heart offers a variety of programs to help youth cultivate their hidden potential and lead healthy, productive lives. Our goal is to support our youth in their growth mentally, socially and physically. We provide programs in two major areas - education enrichment programs and recreational and sports programs.


Our education enrichment programs have been the cornerstone of Youth At Heart's mission. Students are provided homework assistance and tutoring to reinforce the lessons learned in the classroom during the school day. Our recreational and sports programs allow the opportunity for kids to experience the Tulsa community and participate in team sports. These opportunities are often denied to kids in underserved populations.



Education Enrichment Program

The Education Enrichment Program, which provides homework assistance and tutoring to reinforce the lessons learned in the classroom during the school day.  Students receive tutoring to help complete homework assignments and guide them through a variety of skill-building activities. 


Youth At Heart implements the i-Ready curriculum to support students in reading and math.  This online learning tool allows our teachers to create an individual learning track designed specifically for each student. Since it’s implementation in 2013, 100% of secondary grade students involved have improved at least one grade level in reading.


Kids Club

Our Kids Club provides children, ages 6-11, an engaging and interactive learning environment to build upon the skills needed to succeed in life.  Learning activities help students develop and improve life skills such as self-discipline, integrity respect for diversity, and citizenship.


Teen Club

Our Teen Club provides a learning environment for students, aged 12-18, to help improve leadership, decision-making and interpersonal skills. Our staff and mentors prepare students for life beyond high school through college and career readiness training.

  • A.C.T. Preparation

  • S.T.E.M. Projects

  • College, Business and Trade School Visits

  • Young Entrepreneurship Association


Recreation Program

Health & Safety Classes

Youth of all ages attend classes to promote making healthy living choices and build safe and strong decision-making skills to avoid unsafe practices such as substance abuse, bullying, and gang affiliation.


Field Trips

Students have the opportunity to explore the community around them through field trips and learn the importance of serving their community with humanitarian services. Service projects include helping in soup kitchens, working with orphans, and completing small construction projects. 


Camping Trips

Every summer, youths of all ages take overnight camping trips where they experience outdoor adventures such as horseback riding, archery, zip lines and more. They also participate in sessions to help improve and build their personal character.


Sports Program

Youth at Heart provides year-round activities and provide youth with valuable fitness training, and the opportunity to improve their skill level in a variety of sports. Youth develop confidence and learn teamwork from coaches and mentors who teach character lessons during practice and games.


  • NJTL Tennis

  • Basketball

  • Bowling

  • First Tee Golf

Lunch Buddy Program

Mentoring fosters relationships with students; helping them to improve social skills, build self-confidence, and further academic progress while improving attendance. The time spent with a student helps them on their journey to becoming a successful member of society and gives them a vision for a brighter future.  The staff, students and families at Youth At Heart and Mark Twain Elementary School are grateful for the support of Lunch Buddy Mentors!  If you are interested in becoming a mentor or learning more about the program, contact Youth At Heart at 918-493-7311 or volunteer@youthatheart.org.