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WHAT is THE CLUB?

THE CLUB is a life-skills mentoring program for 6th-8th grade students who attend Oklahoma City Public Schools in the Northwest Classen Learning Community (Buchanan, Cleveland, Gatewood, Kaiser, Linwood, Putnam Heights, Sequoyah, or Taft Schools). We have a current enrollment of more than 100 participants. The weekly after-school CLUB sessions include a Life-Skills Training Topic, Spiritual Development, & participation in a Structured Elective-Activity (drumlin, arts & crafts, ). Student interaction with adult leadership in each of these activities is encouraged by staff & volunteer adult mentors. At this occasion, students are encouraged & assisted in practicing appropriate social skills (manners & etiquette) to reinforce the instruction in this life-skill they have been provided.

THE CLUB & other student programs offered by community Advance incorporate a Christian worldview & Biblical principles as a guide in accomplishing our mission, “To advance the life skills of underprivileged and underperforming individuals and families in our community.” We believe this mission can best be accomplished by incorporating a Christian worldview and biblical principles as a guide in all we undertake.

A major objective of Community Advance is to provide programs that significantly advance the life-skills of students. While a single semester or summer session of THE CLUB is designed to assist participating students in gaining meaningful life-skills, substantively greater progress is to be expected from each semester or summer session of additional participation. For a middle school student first participating at the sixth grade level, participation for up to three (3) middle school years is the goal in our program development. This could then be extended over the next several years to offer the option to continue during the student’s four years of high school. A significant further added benefit of extended participation is the ongoing encouragement for the student to finish high school, as well as continue education or training options after graduation.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT CURRICULUM

The students will complete the eighth grade curriculum with a career portfolio and a plan for taking the next steps toward realizing their career objectives though their continuing educational preparation at the grades 9-12 levels and beyond.  Acquiring this knowledge is intended to increase the students focus on the value of education and reducing the number of school dropouts.

Each student will be assigned a Spiritual Mentor, who will pray for their assigned student and write them notes of encouragement throughout their 4 years at Northwest Classen.  They will also have an Academic Mentor who will assist the Community Advance staff  to assess the academic needs of each student at quarterly meetings.  For example, if a student is struggling in a subject, Community Advance will find the resources needed to help the student to succeed.

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Personality assessment & interest & aptitude self-assessments.

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Career clusters, work values & work personality types self-assessments.

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Career cluster interest inventory, web-research tools, career profile & resume builder worksheets, & career tool kit emphasizing why college is important, college preparation & financial aid options.

WHEN is THE CLUB?

Wednesdays from 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Transportation is provided from school to THE CLUB & transportation home after the program can also be arranged if needed.

2017 – 2018 Schedule

3:15 – 4:00 Load buses & travel to NWBC

3:15 – 4:00 Gym for 6th graders

4:00 – 4:30 Snacks & CLUB Time

4:30 – 5:15 Life Skills

5:15 – 5:45 Dinner

5:45 – 6:30 Electives

*6:30 – 7:45 Northwest Baptist youth & children activities

(students have the option to stay & participate if they have the NWBC permission slip signed by a parent / guardian)

THE CLUB will NOT meet on the following dates:

October

OCTOBER

15th & 22nd

November

NOVEMBER

26th

December

DECEMBER

17th, 24th & 31st

March

MARCH

11th & 18th

This school year's CLUB ends on May 6th...

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THE SUMMER CLUB began in 2012 to provide students in our community a structured and safe program during their Summer break.

Who?

Students entering the 6th – 12th grade

When?

June 12th – July 21st

Monday – Friday, 12 PM – 5 PM

(3:00 PM on Fridays)

Where?

Northwest Baptist Church

Ministry and Activity Center (Gym)

Recreation
Basketball, flag football, ping-pong, pool, Wii games, & arts & crafts, to name a few!
Field Trips

Every Thursday we travel to a location in the OKC Metro. Some examples include news stations, college campuses, the state capitol, museums, & Bricktown.

Lunch & Snacks

We partner with the Regional Food Bank to provide a free lunch at noon everyday & a snack in the afternoon (available for anyone from the ages of 0-18).

Swimming
Every Tuesday we swim at Will Rogers Aquatic Center.
Character Development

Each week we focus on one of the 6 pillars of character:

 

1 RESPECT
2 CARING
3 CITIZENSHIP
4 RESPONSIBILITY
5 FAIRNESS
6 TRUSTWORTHINESS

Life Skills

On Wednesday, life skill presentations are given to the students over topics such as dressing for success, college prep, nutrition and fitness.

Reading Incentives
Read for 20 minutes & earn a reward!

Summer Schedule

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MONDAY

12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 Rec.
2:00-3:00 Rec.
3:00-4:00 Rec./Snack/Devotion
4:00-5:00 Rec.

TUESDAY

12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 Swimming
2:00-3:00 Swimming
3:00-4:00 Swimming
4:00-5:00 Rec.

WEDNESDAY

12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 Rec.
2:00-3:00 Rec.
3:00-4:00 Rec./Snack/Devotion
4:00-5:00 Rec.

THURSDAY

12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 Field Trip
2:00-3:00 Field Trip
3:00-4:00 Field Trip
4:00-5:00 Rec.

FRIDAY

12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 Rec.
2:00-3:00 Rec.
3:00-4:00 CLOSED
4:00-5:00 CLOSED

JOIN THE CLUB!

Complete the below application to enroll a new student in THE CLUB (including THE SUMMER CLUB!). All students must have a Parental Permission Form signed & returned in-person or by email.

1. READ BEHAVIOR GUIDELINES & PROCEDURES

  • Sign-in when you arrive
  • Sign-out when you leave
  • No vulgar or foul language
  • No public displays of affection (e.g. hand holding, kissing)
  • No arguing or fighting
  • No bullying
  • Sign-in when you arrive
  • Sign-out when you leave
  • No vulgar or foul language
  • No public displays of affection (e.g. hand holding, kissing)
  • No arguing or fighting
  • No bullying

If the above behavior guidelines are not followed, the student will be given a warning. If an issue has to be addressed again by the director, the parent/guardian will be called immediately to come pick up the student. Continuation in the program will be evaluated on an individual basis.

There is zero tolerance for being in possession of drugs, alcohol, or weapons of any kind on the premise. If a student is found to be in possession, the police & parent/guardian will be notified, & the student will not be allowed to return.

2. COMPLETE THE CLUB APPLICATION

THE CLUB APPLICATION

3. SIGN & RETURN THE PARENTAL PERMISSION FORM

A signed physical copy is required to complete the enrollment process. Download the Parental Permission Form below and return it to Community Advance during office hours.

THE CLUB Application
THE SUMMER CLUB Application

A signed physical copy is required to complete the enrollment process. Download the Parental Permission Form below and return it to Community Advance during office hours.

THE CLUB Application
THE SUMMER CLUB Application

– COMPUTER LEARNING CENTER –

COMPUTER LEARNING CENTER

Our continuing objective is to develop a 24-station computer laboratory that will incorporate contemporary technology as a major component of our programs.  Computer-based learning/training is being incorporated into the career development component of our Club Mentoring curriculum. Underperforming students often lack insight into the career opportunities that align with their individual areas of interest.

The Computer Lab

This laboratory is equipped with 18 computer stations, funded by a generous grant awarded by MidFirst Bank of Oklahoma City.

 We direct our students to master computer skills, particularly by having students participating in COMMUNITY ADVANCE programs using word processing software in preparing reports/papers for completing school classwork assignments, or other applications that facilitate educational progress.

Northwest Classen High School (NWHS) has a disproportionately high dropout rate among Oklahoma City & Oklahoma schools. A NWHS counselor has observed that students who dropout often return to the school after 2-3 years & wish to attain a high school diploma, but often are age-ineligible to re-enroll. We hope to facilitate General Equivalency Diploma (GED) preparation & testing.  The GED provides an ‘equivalence’ diploma.

Hispanics are now the most numerous ethnic group in the Northwest Classen Learning Community.  The Computer Learning Center will facilitate English as a Second Language (ESL) online training.

– KENT HUMPHREYS SCHOLARSHIP –

KENT HUMPHREYS SCHOLARSHIP

Benefiting graduates of Northwest Classen High School

Kent Jack Humphreys (1946-2013)

After graduating from The University of Oklahoma, Kent Humphreys served our country in Vietnam as a Captain in the United States Army Medical Corps & was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor. Returning to Oklahoma City in 1972, Kent led a family-owned distribution business, Jack’s Merchandising & Distribution, for the next 25 years. After selling the business, he served as President of Fellowship of Companies for Christ International for 5 years, where he led business owners & executives across the United States & in 20 nations. Kent’s purpose in life was to know Jesus Christ & make Him known, love his family & encourage people. He did this through speaking, writing 7 mentoring business leaders, pastors & marketplace leaders. The best known of his 13 books, “Shepherding Horses,” has been translated into numerous languages. Kent was, above all else, a family man. He & Davidene have three children & eight grandchildren.

The Kent Humphreys Scholarships are underwritten by an endowment fund established by Kirk & Danna Humphreys, in honor of Kirk’s brother.

The Kent Humphreys Scholarship provides
  • Funding for tuition & other approved college expenses up to a total of $10,000, payable in annual installments of $2,500 during each of the four academic years following high school graduation.
  • Scholarship funds may be used by the recipient for the costs of attending any accredited college or university in the State of Oklahoma.
  • Recipients must maintain satisfactory academic performance & other eligibility criteria throughout the award tenure.

Application Form
  • Complete the below application, or obtain a physical copy and complete the following:
  • Physical copies are available from Northwest Classen High School Counselors and Community Advance offices located at Northwest Baptist Church during the spring semester.
  • Completed applications with supporting documents must be submitted to Community Advance by deadline listed in application.

KENT HUMPHREYS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

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Selection of Awardees
  • A Selection Committee will review all applications, with evaluation based primarily on academic achievement, financial need & evidence of Christian character. Evaluation may include interview of the applicant.

– 2014 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS –

2014 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Kendrell Reed

Career Choice: Music Education

College Choice: The University of Central Oklahoma

HanhDung “Jennie” Dinh

Career Choice: Neuroscience (Doctor)

College Choice: Oklahoma City Community College and The University of Oklahoma (complete B.A.)

– 2015 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS –

2015 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Joshua Garcia

Career Choice: Psychology/Political Science

College Choice: Oklahoma City Community College and Oklahoma City University

Dayquiri R. Vicente

Career Choice: Pediatric Nurse

College Choice: Oklahoma City Community College and The University of Oklahoma

– 2016 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS –

2016 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Marilu Cardenas

Career Choice: Pediatrician

College Choice: The University of Central Oklahoma and The University of Oklahoma

Harley Smith

Career Choice: Special Education

College Choice: Oklahoma State University

Ashley Easlon

Career Choice: Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor

College Choice: Southwestern Christian University

– 2017 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS –

2017 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Runi Nei Mawi

Career Choice: Business

College Choice: The University of Central Oklahoma

Sandy Pham

Career Choice: Nursing

College Choice: University of Central Oklahoma