Spot 31, Inc.

Growing Kids into Healthy Adults

TULSA, OK   |  spot31.org

Mission

SPOT 31's VISION: Every child and youth growing into a healthy adult. SPOT 31’s MISSION: Spot 31 bridges the developmental gaps of children and youth through partnerships with east Tulsa schools and selected organizations.

Ruling year info

2014

Executive Director

Debbie Gant

Main address

12424 E 31ST ST

TULSA, OK 74146 USA

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EIN

46-5461721

NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Remedial Reading, Reading Encouragement (B92)

Youth Centers, Clubs, (includes Boys/Girls Clubs)- Multipurpose (O20)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Only about 11% of our neighborhood's children and youth meet minimal development assets that allow them to grow into healthy adults. In addition, many are at at-risk,which means that there are identifiable deficits in their lives. These assets and deficits represent the broad spectrum of a child's life. Much is needed to help these children succeed.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Baby Book Club

Newborns learn language by listening to basic and distinct sounds. Therefore, Baby Book Clubs are designed to help parents engage with their toddlers through reading and basic communication. At every Baby Book Club toddlers and their parents hear a story in both English and Spanish, enjoy a snack, make a craft, then receive a free book to take home.

Population(s) Served

Providing a variety of both high energy and board games, each after-school club is tailored to meet the need of the particular school and age group. While children are having fun, they are also learning skills in sportsmanship, social interaction, sharing, conflict resolution, and problem-solving. These activities also increase focus and help lengthen a child’s attention span.

Population(s) Served

Our after-school Art &Crafts Club is tailored to students in 1st and 2nd grade. Students have the opportunity to express themselves through different art mediums. Children develop their fine motor skills, strengthen their confidence, develop visual learning and focus, and improve decision making skills.

Population(s) Served

Children who are grounded in basic reading, spelling and math skills before the third grade have a 36% greater chance of graduating high school. With the help of our experienced volunteers this in-house program provides children in K-2nd grade the extra help needed to master basic learning skills. This program also assists new immigrant children make the transition to an English-speaking school environment. Spot 31 transports students from their elementary school to the tutoring center.

Population(s) Served

The ability to read by the end of the third grade is one of the strongest predictors of successfully completing high school. Our in-house reading program focuses on children who need help strengthening their reading skills, including students who have use English as a second language. Reading one-on-one with an adult volunteer provides an individualized program and support. Spot 31 transports students from their elementary school to the tutoring center.

Population(s) Served

Our Wednesday evening club offers children of all ages and grades a safe and healthy place to be. Doors open at 4:30 for general sports and games. This is followed by a hot meal, ecumenical life-skills and religious studies classes, and an optional children's choir.

Population(s) Served

Spot 31 provides two three-week day camps every summer. Our unique Vacation Bible School and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Camps run Monday through Wednesday, and provide breakfast and lunch plus a day filled with fun, educational, and character-building activities. Rising 1st through 4th graders enjoy baking, Legos construction, visits from the Tulsa Zoo, rocketry, and so much more. Children are also taught to give back to their community through assisting service organizations such as Meals on Wheels.

Population(s) Served

Once a month Spot 31 children and adults visit the residents of Glenwood Senior Apartments to share in conversation, snacks and craft activities.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Goal 1. Improve the learning outcomes of under-performing east side Tulsa students, grades K through 3 through an After-School Enrichment Program" (ASEP).

Goal 2. Strengthen the beginning literacy skills of Tulsa preschoolers being raised in a minimum of 150 Spanish-speaking households through “Babies Book Club" (BBC).

Goal 3. Improve the learning, developmental skills and life care of at-risk, east-side Tulsa Public School students, ages 10-14, and who have aged out of traditional day care through “Club 31," Glenwood Senior Housing Outreach, ASEP-Youth, and other services.

Goal 4. Support the learning skills, developmental assets, and family care needs of east-side children and youth during the summer months through day camping.

Goal 5. Strengthen a caring school climate and the constructive use of time through a variety of on-campus “Power of Fun" Clubs.

Goal 1.1: By the end of school year 2021, Spot 31(SP31) will partner with all eight east-side Tulsa Public School (TPS) elementary schools (ES) to provide asset-based, After-School Enrichment Programs (ASEP).

Goal 1.2: By the end of any given school year, a minimum of 80% of the students who complete two semesters of ASEP will demonstrate learning improvements of an average of one letter grade in core curriculum performance.

Goal 1.3: By the end of any given school year, a minimum of 80% of the students who complete two semesters of ASEP will demonstrate improvement in their attitudes toward school and increased commitments to learning.

Goal 1.4: By the end of any given school year, a minimum of 80% of the students who complete two semesters of ASEP will demonstrate increases in or maintenance of three positive values that are key to student performance: integrity, responsibility and restraint.


Goal 2.1: By the end of school year 2021, SP31 will provide Baby Book Clubs (BBC), a parent-preschooler event focusing on bi-lingual reading skills, to 29 TPS ES).

Goal 2.2: By the end of school year 2021, a minimum of 1000 bi-lingual children's books will be donated to Spanish-speaking households with preschoolers, to help build home libraries.

Goal 2.3: At the close of each BBC, 80% of participating parents will state that they were informally introduced to five key developmental assets related to early reading. 1) the general importance of early reading to child development; 2) how reading aloud can aid listening comprehension; 3) how reading and reading aloud helps stimulate conceptual knowledge (imagination); 4) the association between reading aloud and oral language skills (both Spanish and English); and, 5) the general importance of parents communicating with their child.


Goal 3.1: SP31 will provide, through the end of school year 2021, a one day per week after school “drop-in" center for youth ages 10-14, called “Club 31."

Goal 3.2: By the beginning of school year 2020, SP31 will provide an asset-based, After-School Enrichment Program for youth ages 10-14 (ASEP-Y).

Goal 3.3: By the beginning of school year 2020, SP31 will implement a new strategy to assist east side homeless and displaced teens with housing, food and schooling needs in order to successfully complete high school.


Goal 4.1: Offer two three-week day camps, one each in June and July.

Goal 4.2: Provide a STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) emphasis.

Goal 4.3: Provide a multi-cultural, multi-lingual, ecumenical, & interfaith community environment.

Goal 4.4: Partner with TPS to offer the Summer Café meal program to campers and neighborhood children.


Goal 5.1: Expand “Fun and Games" and “Arts and Crafts" Clubs from three to eleven TPS ES.

Goal 5.2: Begin an engineering club in five TPS ES.

Goal 5.3: Begin a baking club in one TPS ES.

Goal. 5.4: Begin a jewelry making club in five TPS ES.

We have specific steps associated with each of the above objectives, from 2018-August of 2021, and all are plausible with our current and anticipated future resources.

We are still in our start-up phase and do not yet have all of the evaluations in. However, evaluations from the schools are excellent, and they are asking us to expand our partnerships with them.

Financials

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Spot 31, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 4/12/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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