Mondays: 08:00- 16:00
Tuesdays: 08:00- 16:00
Wednesdays: 08:00- 16:00
Thursdays: 08:00- 16:00
Fridays: 08:00- 16:00
900 N. Klein
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Youth Cornerstone, Inc. is a private not-for-profit 501C3 and was founded in 1989 by then Oklahoma County District Attorney Robert H. Macy. Youth Cornerstone facilitates three programs: THRIVE (Truancy Habits Reduced Increasing Valuable Education), ASC (Art Shaping Character) and SIPP (Suspension Intervention and Suspension Program). Youth Cornerstone collaborates with various community agencies to ensure programming success. Collaborations include but are not limited to; Oklahoma City and County Public Schools, Putnam City Public Schools, DHS group homes and shelters, Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma County Court System, Youth Services of Oklahoma County, Office of Juvenile Affairs, Oklahoma Juvenile Bureau United Way of Metro OKC, and the Secret Service Oklahoma City Field Office.
THRIVE was developed as a collaborative effort between the Oklahoma County
District Attorney's Office, the Oklahoma City/County Public Schools, law enforcement and various social service agencies. This team approach concentrates its efforts on both the student and the families. In an effort to assist students who are not in compliance with the Oklahoma Compulsory Education Law, the THRIVE Mediation Program was designed to help families recommit to education and improve attendance. The THRIVE Mediation Program monitors attendance for students attending Oklahoma City and Putnam City Public Schools. THRIVE is funded by OKC and PC School Districts and other private contributors.
ASC- Art Shaping Character is a flexible, arts based, life skills program designed to impact high risk children in Oklahoma County. The primary goal of ASC is the establishment of a safe, respectful enviroment in which children can speak freely and talk constructively about the problems they face each day. ASC uses the arts as a vehicle to address the issues that obstruct the positive growth of children involved.
Art Shaping Character is funded by the United Way of Central OKC, The Parman Foundation, The E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation, and other private contributors.
SIPP 2.0 offers Pre-Ged and GED programming for students ages 15 1/2 to 19 who will not graduate from traditional school. Students are allowed to learn at their own pace and programming is offered in small group settings as well as individual sessions. Character Building and life skills are included in the curriculum and is taught by Youth Cornerstone's Art Shaping Character program. Additional services referrals are available when identified as needed. Once a student is ready to test, SIPP pays for the testing fees. SIPP 2.0 is funded by the Office of Juvenile Affairs, The Parman Foundation, as well as other community contributors.