OK Program of Oakland

OK Program of Oakland The OK Program is a mentor program, that empowers Black men and boys to improve their communities.
The primary goal of the program is to reduce the high rates of incarceration and homicide of young African-American males by guiding them away from prison and towards college, military service, vocational training, and a life of responsible citizenship.
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Under the guidance of an African-American police officer, the program organizes responsible African-American adult males to serve as positive role models and mentors for their younger counterparts. The adults in the program are called TEAMMATES, because the OK Program is based on a team-mentoring concept. Each teammate is importance to the team’s success. This concept provides the organizational structure necessary to allow teammates an opportunity to address specific issues, as identified in the program goals, which contribute to the high rates of incarceration and homicide of African-American males. School administrators and teachers play a critical role in the OK Program. Together, administrators and teachers provide a level of support to OK Program coordinators and students that are necessary for the program to be successful. This support encourages OK Students to excel and achieve a high level of academic excellence. Students in the program receive awards for their efforts, achievements and successes. Also, an incremental reward system is an important component for the OK Program. Every Saturday, KIC’IT (Kids Interacting Communicating Immix Teammates) Sessions brings together OK Program coordinators and teammates to tutor and share life experiences with young African-American males. During KIC’IT Session, students learn that they are responsible for their future. They also learn that they must always strive for excellence, compete for the best grades, be respectful, seek to make positive contributions to their families and communities, and are taught how to interact with police when contacted by an officer.

Mission: The OK Program is a mentor program, that empowers Black men and boys to transform their communities.

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August 2020 Newsletter#OKProgram #The100 #NextLevel #BlackMen #Police #WorkingTogether #Mentoring #BlackBoys #OKBridgeTh...
08/31/2020

August 2020 Newsletter

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08/27/2020

Thank you to our Alumni and future Attorney, Josiah Harris, for putting this together!
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Repost from @100blackmenofthebayarea•Rise & Grind Movement Event - The purpose of this haircutting event is to feature o...
08/19/2020

Repost from @100blackmenofthebayarea

Rise & Grind Movement Event -

The purpose of this haircutting event is to feature our Black Men giving back to our young boys of the community. Showcasing positive images of black men in today's society will help encourage them to be the best version of themselves. Funds generated go towards future events

**LOCATION**

August 23rd
10am-1pm
837 19th St, Oakland CA

07/28/2020

ON A POSITIVE NOTE
This Oakland grad earned a new car after turning his life around, proving hard work doesn’t go unnoticed.

#OKProgram #The100 #NextLevel #BlackMen #Police #WorkingTogether #Mentoring #BlackBoys #OKBridgeTheGap #OurKids #OurFuture #ItTakesAVillage #Relationships #Community #Unity #Love #BlackLove #Solutions #Responsibility #Mindset #Oakland #PositiveAffirmations #ChangeTheNarrative #ILoveBeingBlack #BlackBoyJoy #BlackFathers #RealCommunityPolicing #TheBlackBayArea #BlackBoysNeedBlackMENtors #Repost

07/28/2020
Paul Chambers TV

Paul Chambers TV

I got a chance to meet an amazing young man from Oakland who is a graduate of the OK program of Oakland.

07/25/2020
Oakland Police Department

Oakland Police Department

2020 Castlemont High School Graduate and member of OK Program of Oakland Jasin Saunders, was celebrated for his commitment and dedication.
For the second time, Auto Plus Towing & Auto Body partnered with the OK Program of Oakland to award the most qualified OK Program participant with a vehicle upon graduation.

The OK Program of Oakland is a partnership between the Oakland Police Department, the Oakland Unified School District, 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, and the African American Community. The Chairman of the OK Program of Oakland is Bishop Bob Jackson of Acts Full Gospel Church.

Criteria for eligibility:
• Must be enrolled and active in the OK Program.
• Must attend at least 90% of OK Program Saturday Mentoring Sessions.
• Must maintain a 3.50 GPA or higher in school.
• Must demonstrate excellent citizenship inside and outside of school.
• Must be enrolled in college upon graduation of high school.

07/21/2020

Flashback: 2019 OK Program Graduate, Denzel Mabry, rewarded with a new car!

Humm...that might be why it's such a hard push. But, we've got to keep pushing.
06/28/2020

Humm...that might be why it's such a hard push. But, we've got to keep pushing.

Happy Fathers Day to all our Fathers and Teammates! For every young man that you pour into, mentor and love on, you are ...
06/21/2020

Happy Fathers Day to all our Fathers and Teammates! For every young man that you pour into, mentor and love on, you are appreciated!

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Happy #Juneteenth!
06/19/2020

Happy #Juneteenth!

06/18/2020

2015 school-year, trip down memory lane! The OK Program of Oakland has come a long way and man have we grown! Congrats again to all of the 2020 graduates who grew up in the OK Program! Thank you for allowing us to be apart of your lives!👌🏾 #OKProgram

06/11/2020

Graduation on Wheels 2020!!!

Huge shout out to Points of Light - Oakland for making most of this happen! Thanks for reaching out and including the OK Program graduation seniors in this awesome event!!!

• Message from Points of Light:

Many of our graduates weren’t able to walk the stage due to COVID-19. They’ve had a rough last few months of high school from a pandemic to protests and many other things that most high school graduates cannot say they endured through. Even in the midst of everything, you all are still worthy to be celebrated!

Through our partnership with the OK Program, we made sure to celebrate our POL & OK seniors in the best quarantine way we knew how!

We are so so extremely proud of each and every single one of you and pray for you daily! We honor and celebrate you & hope you felt so loved.

CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2020!!!!!! Copyright Disclaimer: We do not own the rights to this music.

06/04/2020

Our very own, Officer Smith highlighting the OK Program on OurTV Bay Area Comcast Channel 78 “All About Community.” #OKProgram

“You talk about #BlackLivesMatter? Black Lives will really matter when we can get the OK Program in every city in Americ...
05/30/2020

“You talk about #BlackLivesMatter? Black Lives will really matter when we can get the OK Program in every city in America.”
~Bishop Bob Jackson

#OKProgram #The100 #NextLevel #BlackMen #Police #WorkingTogether #Mentoring #BlackBoys #OKBridgeTheGap #OurKids #OurFuture #ItTakesAVillage #Relationships #Community #Unity #Love #BlackLove #Solutions #Responsibility #Mindset #Oakland #PositiveAffirmations #ChangeTheNarrative #ILoveBeingBlack #BlackBoyJoy #BlackFathers #RealCommunityPolicing #TheBlackBayArea #BlackBoysNeedBlackMENtors

05/23/2020
Harvard Black Graduation Speech | DeVon Franklin

“Being black is non-negotiable, but excellence is optional. What will your excellence say about the legacy that you aspire to lead? When you combine your blackness, with a commitment to excellence, you will become unstoppable. The excellence in you is more powerful than the hate in the world.” ~DeVon Franklin

Congrats to all of our OK Program graduating seniors!!! We are so proud of you! Please take a moment to listen to the inspiring message below. Our prayer is that, as you entire the next chapter in your life, you walk and grow in excellence! #BlackExcellenceForever 👌🏾✊🏾

DeVon's full speech to the Harvard Black Graduating Class of 2018! ✨Follow DeVon Website: https://devonfranklin.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dev...

A message from our Founder: “Let's make the world OK!”#OKProgram #The100 #NextLevel #BlackMen #Police #WorkingTogether #...
05/14/2020

A message from our Founder: “Let's make the world OK!”

#OKProgram #The100 #NextLevel #BlackMen #Police #WorkingTogether #Mentoring #BlackBoys #OKBridgeTheGap #OurKids #OurFuture #ItTakesAVillage #Relationships #Community #Unity #Love #BlackLove #Solutions #Responsibility #Mindset #Oakland #PositiveAffirmations #ChangeTheNarrative #ILoveBeingBlack #BlackBoyJoy #BlackFathers #RealCommunityPolicing #TheBlackBayArea #BlackBoysNeedBlackMENtors

The COVID-19 Pandemic has affected us all.  There are many in our community who are struggling to make ends meet due to ...
05/13/2020

The COVID-19 Pandemic has affected us all. There are many in our community who are struggling to make ends meet due to loss of employment and income.

On Saturday, May 16 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, the first 1000 families to drive through Acts Full Gospel C.O.G.I.C, located at 1034 66th Ave., Oakland, CA, will receive a box of non-perishable food items and a $20 Safeway Gift Card. The food items and gift cards have been donated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

All who come need only bring a government ID and a vehicle to drive through.

Don’t sell yourself short King! You are smart, brilliant & amazing! 👌🏾💯#OKProgram #The100 #NextLevel #BlackMen #Police #...
05/13/2020

Don’t sell yourself short King! You are smart, brilliant & amazing! 👌🏾💯

#OKProgram #The100 #NextLevel #BlackMen #Police #WorkingTogether #Mentoring #BlackBoys #OKBridgeTheGap #OurKids #OurFuture #ItTakesAVillage #Relationships #Community #Unity #Love #BlackLove #Solutions #Responsibility #Mindset #Oakland #PositiveAffirmations #ChangeTheNarrative #ILoveBeingBlack #BlackBoyJoy #BlackFathers #RealCommunityPolicing #TheBlackBayArea #BlackBoysNeedBlackMENtors

Mothers, today is your day! Thank you for who you are and all that you do! We definitely couldn’t do it without you! #Ha...
05/11/2020

Mothers, today is your day! Thank you for who you are and all that you do! We definitely couldn’t do it without you!
#HappyMothersDay #Queens #Salute

05/07/2020

“Life's most persistent & urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” -MLK

Repost from @mmbfilms_

Our team @thecityeats along side with @senorsisig and @8amstyle provided cooked meals and protective masks to @okprogram in Oakland for their families that need help. Shoutout to @ofcsmitty for delivering over 80 meals to his community ✊🏾
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OK Program not only provides mentorship and leadership to young African-American males in Oakland. They also care and support OK families in need during COVID-19 shelter in place.
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WE ARE HERE TO HELP! Contact us via @thecityeats or call/text at 510-935-9374
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Stay safe, healthy and wear your 😷.
🎥 @mmbfilms_
#sisig4thepeople #thecityeats @okpmentoring_oakland #senorsisig #underserved #cityteamsf #mealdistribution #nonprofit #EverybodyEatsWhenTheCityEats #covid-19

05/07/2020

Big shout out to @thecityeats and @senorsisig for donating fresh meals to our families and doing their part in helping aid in this #coronavirus pandemic! Thank you! 🙏🏾

The #100Cares Initiative launched by the 100 Black Men of the Bay Area has provided our boys with a basic care package t...
05/05/2020

The #100Cares Initiative launched by the 100 Black Men of the Bay Area has provided our boys with a basic care package to help get through this pandemic as safe as we can help make it! With the bi-weekly distribution of hand sanitizer, gloves, masks, soap, and other hygiene items, we hope our boys and their families are staying safe during this crazy and unprecedented time! This is just another example of why OK Program Mentoring is so essential in the lives of our boys!

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Message to our mentees... 👌🏾💯
04/30/2020

Message to our mentees... 👌🏾💯

04/16/2020

OK Program Saturday Check-in this Saturday at 12:00PM (Noon) via Zoom! Looking forward to checking in with our young men during this unprecedented crisis! We miss our boys! 🤴🏾👌🏾

OK Program Mentoring Squad! The only program in the nation that has full time black police officers, working directly wi...
04/02/2020

OK Program Mentoring Squad! The only program in the nation that has full time black police officers, working directly with black men in the community, to help make a difference in the lives of black boys! 👌🏾

#OKProgram #The100 #NextLevel #BlackMen #Police #WorkingTogether #Mentoring #BlackBoys #OKBridgeTheGap #OurKids #OurFuture #ItTakesAVillage #Relationships #Community #Unity #Love #BlackLove #Solutions #Responsibility #Mindset #Oakland #PositiveAffirmations #ChangeTheNarrative #ILoveBeingBlack #BlackBoyJoy #BlackFathers #RealCommunityPolicing #TheBlackBayArea #BlackBoysNeedBlackMENtors #Repost

03/28/2020

Thank you to everyone who participated in the OK Program Decline #PushupChallenge! The winner of the challenge is: @runitin_bobby (Bobby Dunn) who completed 48 decline pushups! This was the most pushups submitted without any discrepancies in the video. Congrats and the prize of $100 CASH is coming your way!

OK Program Officers are still active in our community and we will get through this Coronavirus situation together! Every...
03/27/2020

OK Program Officers are still active in our community and we will get through this Coronavirus situation together! Everything is going to be OK!

#OKProgram #The100 #NextLevel #BlackMen #Police #WorkingTogether #Mentoring #BlackBoys #OKBridgeTheGap #OurKids #OurFuture #ItTakesAVillage #Relationships #Community #Unity #Love #BlackLove #Solutions #Responsibility #Mindset #Oakland #PositiveAffirmations #ChangeTheNarrative #ILoveBeingBlack #BlackBoyJoy #BlackFathers #RealCommunityPolicing #TheBlackBayArea #BlackBoysNeedBlackMENtors #Repost

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”#OKProgram #The100 #NextLevel ...
03/27/2020

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”

#OKProgram #The100 #NextLevel #BlackMen #Police #WorkingTogether #Mentoring #BlackBoys #OKBridgeTheGap #OurKids #OurFuture #ItTakesAVillage #Relationships #Community #Unity #Love #BlackLove #Solutions #Responsibility #Mindset #Oakland #PositiveAffirmations #ChangeTheNarrative #ILoveBeingBlack #BlackBoyJoy #BlackFathers #RealCommunityPolicing #TheBlackBayArea #BlackBoysNeedBlackMENtors #Repost

OK Officer Wesley ready to go and serve our boys and their families! Not everyone can get out of the house during this C...
03/27/2020

OK Officer Wesley ready to go and serve our boys and their families! Not everyone can get out of the house during this Coronavirus crisis, so we have to adjust and make sure our folks are taken care of! The OK Program is committed to making sure our community will be OK!

#OKProgram #The100 #NextLevel #BlackMen #Police #WorkingTogether #Mentoring #BlackBoys #OKBridgeTheGap #OurKids #OurFuture #ItTakesAVillage #Relationships #Community #Unity #Love #BlackLove #Solutions #Responsibility #Mindset #Oakland #PositiveAffirmations #ChangeTheNarrative #ILoveBeingBlack #BlackBoyJoy #BlackFathers #RealCommunityPolicing #TheBlackBayArea #BlackBoysNeedBlackMENtors #Repost

03/27/2020

Home Visits! One of OK Program’s key ingredients to building relationships and trust with our boys and their families! Not only do we want our boys to know we are here for them, but we are also here for their families! OK Program Mentoring works!

#OKProgram #The100 #NextLevel #BlackMen #Police #WorkingTogether #Mentoring #BlackBoys #OKBridgeTheGap #OurKids #OurFuture #ItTakesAVillage #Relationships #Community #Unity #Love #BlackLove #Solutions #Responsibility #Mindset #Oakland #PositiveAffirmations #ChangeTheNarrative #ILoveBeingBlack #BlackBoyJoy #BlackFathers #RealCommunityPolicing #TheBlackBayArea #BlackBoysNeedBlackMENtors #Repost

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1034 66th Avenue
Oakland, CA
94621

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The OK Program of Oakland is a chapter of the National OK Program, which is headquartered in Kansas City. The OK Program is a law enforcement based mentoring program, which fosters partnerships between police agencies, schools, students, community members (teammates) and the faith and business community to provide positive guidance and support to African-American males. Under the guidance of an African-American police officer (OK Program Coordinator), the program organizes responsible African-American adult males to serve as positive role models and mentors for their younger counterparts. The adults in the program are called “Teammates” because the OK Program is based on a team-mentoring concept. The program is designed around a high school and the middle schools that feed into it. Through a cooperative agreement between the Schools and the Police Department, the coordinators spend time on school campus, access to the students during the day (while they are in school), and the grades and progress reports of each student. OK Program Coordinators, in conjunction with the school administrators, teachers and parents/guardians, support and encourage the students to excel and achieve a high level of academic excellence. Each student is expected to maintain a minimum of a 2.5 GPA, obey all classroom rules, come to class prepared with pen, paper, and books and maintain good citizenship in and out of school.

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EMPOWERING BLACK MEN AND BOYS TO TRANSFORM THEIR COMMUNITIES.