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STREET SCHOOL INC

Transforming the lives of at-risk students since 1973

aka Street School   |   Tulsa, OK   |  www.streetschool.org

Mission

Street School is a non-profit alternative education and counseling program that transforms lives by building healthy minds, creating opportunities, and preparing students for the future.

Ruling year info

1975

Principal Officer

Jana Emerson

Main address

1135 S Yale Ave

Tulsa, OK 74112 USA

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EIN

73-0942963

NTEE code info

Secondary/High School (B25)

Alcohol, Drug Abuse (Prevention Only) (F21)

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

While Oklahoma has made tremendous strides in increasing the graduation rate, it remains at less than 80% for our largest urban school districts. Which means that more than 4,000 students in Tulsa drop out each year between ninth and graduation. Street School serves youth who are at-risk of dropping out due to academics, abuse, neglect, bullying, drugs, pregnancy, and parenting and offers them a second chance to graduate.

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?

Street School

Street School combines alternative education and therapeutic counseling and is Oklahoma’s longest-running and most successful dropout prevention and intervention program. Annually, we serve an average of 220+ students ages 14-19 who reside in the Tulsa Public School district. Street School’s focus is on teens who have dropped out or are on the verge of dropping out due to academics, abuse, neglect, bullying, drugs, or pregnancy/teenage parenting needs and offers them a second chance to graduate.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Street School incorporates research-based principles into all academics. The teaching methods, classroom environments, activities and school outings are all based on the latest scientific research on how the brain learns. The World Is Our Classroom approach to provide students the opportunity to learn through real life experiences. Field trips, wilderness adventures, internships, and community service learning outreach programs are ongoing for the entire school year. Through these experiences, students gain knowledge and develop skills in team building, communication, and leadership while learning about their world.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Our counselors understand that if a student’s personal and emotional needs are not addressed then their ability to focus in school is diminished. Academics can quickly become secondary due to a variety of circumstances. Frequently, problems that surface at Street School have been unaddressed in public schools or a student’s home. Counselors attempt to impact the entire family system in order to help reduce problematic behavior.

Counseling at Street School is a critical part of the Street School program. Students meet regularly with their assigned counselor for individual and group therapy. Counselors become a lifeline to the student and are often the trusted source exposing them to essential community resources, college applications and opportunities beyond high school.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Charity Navigator 4Star 2018

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of program participants who receive a secondary school diploma or GED

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Alternative Education

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

39 of 40 seniors graduated from program in 2021. Street School has an average 90% graduation rate for more than 10 years.

Number of students receiving personal instruction and feedback about their performance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

At-risk youth

Related Program

Therapeutic Counseling

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Students perform in 6 week block scheduling, so that they are better able to stay on track, with weekly feedback from their teachers and counselors.

Number of youth who plan to attend post-secondary education

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents, At-risk youth

Related Program

Alternative Education

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Hours of mentoring

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents, At-risk youth

Related Program

Street School

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

No Mentoring in FY21

Number of youth who demonstrate that their school attendance has improved

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents, At-risk youth

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Students average days absent decrease to 8 from 30 after enrolling in Street School.

Number of youth mentored

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents, At-risk youth

Related Program

Street School

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

FY 21 No mentors due to COVID

Number of clients placed in internships

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents

Related Program

Street School

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Students participate in internships for six weeks in areas of interest and to learn work place behavior and skills.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

To prevent at-risk youth from dropping out of high school and to prepare them for college/technical school and/or the workforce. To disrupt the cycle of poverty by providing at-risk students with the academic and emotional skills needed to achieve their potential and become responsible and productive citizens.

Street School focuses on, smaller, more personalized learning environments; blocked schedules where students spend more time with fewer teachers; internships with a career and or technical focus; individual and group counseling by licensed therapists ; mentoring program and classes that are more personalized, engaging and relevant. These combined strategies have been proven to be the most effective in preventing dropouts.

Established in 1973, Street School combines alternative education and therapeutic counseling and is Oklahoma's longest running and most successful dropout prevention and intervention program. Of the seventeen best practices evaluated by the Oklahoma Technical Assistance Center of alternative programs, sixteen are based on the Street School model.

Street School has served over 6,000 students since 1973. Over the past 10 years ninety percent (90%) of our seniors, on average, have graduated and our dropout rate has averaged five percent (5%) or less. This past school year we served 223 students and 25 of 27 seniors graduated. The average GPA increased to 3.0 from 1.0, the number of courses completed doubled compared to prior, attendance improved by more than 50% and 86% of students successfully completed their treatment plan. There were 28 students that participated in the internship program and 6 students completed Tulsa Technology Center while attending Street School. We are also proud to have a former student employed as our clinical director, Jenny Fitzgerald, LCSW, states "I attribute all my academic success to Street School…I was in college before I realized that I wouldn't be here without them."

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.)

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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STREET SCHOOL INC

Board of directors
as of 08/21/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Zach Harris

Trucor

Term: 2023 - 2024

Elizabeth Chase

BOK Financial

Matt Gooding

Magellan Midstream Partners

Tim Gilpin

Tim Gilpin Law

Aisha Jefferson-Smith

QuikTrip Corporation

Megan Brown

Consultant

Alisha Harris

Plannly

Todd Welsh

Scissortail Wealth Management

Chris Wright

University of Tulsa

Scott Melton

ONEOK

Katy Rich

Williams

Nina Butchko

Community Volunteer

Kelcy Flores

Capital Advisors

Marla Cioni-Ohara

AAON

Leah Kelso

Hilti

Mason McMillan

Hall Estill

Chad Becker

City of Tulsa

Drew Boone

Williams

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/11/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/21/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.