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OK Program of Oakland

OK Program of Oakland The OK Program is a mentor program, that empowers Black men and boys to transform their communities. Each teammate is importance to the team’s success.

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. This concept provides the organizational structure necessary to allow teammates an opportunit

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. This concept provides the organizational structure necessary to allow teammates an opportunit

Operating as usual

🚨OK MEMBER ALERT‼️TOMORROW, 01/07: KIC’IT SESSION is BACK at both locations:  and ‼️ Set your alarm and don’t be late! ⏰...
01/07/2023

🚨OK MEMBER ALERT‼️
TOMORROW, 01/07: KIC’IT SESSION is BACK at both locations: and ‼️ Set your alarm and don’t be late! ⏰ On-Time raffle cut-off is at 10AM! Looking forward to seeing you there‼️

See you next year! #2023👌🏾
12/23/2022

See you next year! #2023👌🏾

12/17/2022
No session for 12/10/2022
12/09/2022

No session for 12/10/2022

🚨OK MEMBER ALERT‼️THIS SATURDAY, 12/03/2022: We will have a combined KIC’IT session under one roof at . Elmhurst student...
12/01/2022

🚨OK MEMBER ALERT‼️
THIS SATURDAY, 12/03/2022: We will have a combined KIC’IT session under one roof at . Elmhurst students will travel to West Oakland and should meet at by 9am. Transportation will be provided! Set your alarm and don’t be late! ⏰ On-Time raffle cut-off is at 10AM! Looking forward to seeing you there‼️

• Topic: “Your Process: What, How, Why.”
• Lunch: Nacho Bar
• OK Juice: On deck! ✅🥤
• Recreation: Basketball, Flag Football, Playstation, Pool Table, Pop-a-Shot, Connect 4, Fellowship and more…

We are two days away from the National Day of , but you don’t have to wait til Tuesday! Consider supporting the OK Progr...
11/27/2022

We are two days away from the National Day of , but you don’t have to wait til Tuesday! Consider supporting the OK Program of Oakland and donate today!

Click link in bio to learn more about us and for easy ways to make a donation!

This , please consider supporting the OK Program of Oakland! This is the ONLY program in the nation that has full time B...
11/25/2022

This , please consider supporting the OK Program of Oakland! This is the ONLY program in the nation that has full time Black police officers, working directly with Black me in the community, to help make a difference in the lives of black boys!

Click link in bio for easy ways to donate!

🚨OK MEMBER ALERT‼️BIG CONGRATS to both of our OK Program High Schools for making it to the OAL Silver Bowl Championship ...
11/23/2022

🚨OK MEMBER ALERT‼️
BIG CONGRATS to both of our OK Program High Schools for making it to the OAL Silver Bowl Championship Game! This Saturday (11/26) there is NO SATURDAY KIC’IT Session! Instead, we are asking everyone to come out and support our High School boys at their Championship Game, if you can! We look forward to cheering on both teams as they battle it out for the OAL Title!

Championship Game will take place at:

Fremont High School
4610 Foothill Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94601

Kick off is at 6:00PM‼️ See you there‼️

Saturday KIC’IT Session results for 11/19/2022:  * Community Service (East Oakland) • Topic: “Culture and Values.” (West...
11/21/2022

Saturday KIC’IT Session results for 11/19/2022:

* Community Service (East Oakland)
• Topic: “Culture and Values.” (West Oakland)
• 54 Total Black Boys
• 17 Total Teammates (Black Male Volunteers)
• 68 Combined Group Mentoring Hours

🚨OK MEMBER ALERT‼️THIS SATURDAY, 11/19: KIC’IT SESSION is ON at both locations:  and ‼️ Set your alarm and don’t be late...
11/17/2022

🚨OK MEMBER ALERT‼️
THIS SATURDAY, 11/19: KIC’IT SESSION is ON at both locations: and ‼️ Set your alarm and don’t be late! ⏰ On-Time raffle cut-off is at 10AM! Looking forward to seeing you there‼️

Elmhurst (East Oakland) Session will be the 1st semester where we will be helping to give away 1,500 turkeys to the community. Instead of going to Elmhurst, please meet at Verdese Carter Park (9600 Sunnyside Street) at 10am. Swipe left for flyer.

In West Oakland, it will be a normal session which includes:

• Topic: “Culture and Values.”
• Lunch: 🍕
• OK Juice: On deck! ✅🥤
• Recreation: Basketball, Flag Football, Playstation, Xbox, Pool Table, Pop-a-Shot, Connect 4, Fellowship and more…

We are now accepting donations for youth who are in need of warm clothing. If you can help, please take time to drop off...
11/15/2022

We are now accepting donations for youth who are in need of warm clothing. If you can help, please take time to drop off gently used it new winter coats and shoes during the month of November and December!

Drop off times are as follows: Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Drop-off location:
6220 International Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94621

Thank you for helping us ‼️

BE ENCOURAGED‼️  Teammates are strong! Thank you brothers for showing up each and every Saturday to positively pour into...
11/15/2022

BE ENCOURAGED‼️
Teammates are strong! Thank you brothers for showing up each and every Saturday to positively pour into our boys; giving them an example to follow and the tools necessary to be a successful black man in America. We appreciate you and we couldn't do this work without you!

The OK Program is the ONLY program in the nation that has full time black police officers, working directly with black men from the community, to help make a difference in the lives of black boys! Our boys are going to be OK! 👌🏾

Saturday KIC’IT Session results for 11/12/2022: • Community Service (West Oakland) • Topic: “Culture and Values.” (East ...
11/14/2022

Saturday KIC’IT Session results for 11/12/2022:

• Community Service (West Oakland)
• Topic: “Culture and Values.” (East Oakland)
• 57 Total Black Boys
• 13 Total Teammates (Black Male Volunteers)
• 52 Combined Group Mentoring Hours

🚨Teammate Spotlight‼️One thing is for sure, we can’t do this work without the involvement of our OK Teammates (Black Mal...
11/11/2022

🚨Teammate Spotlight‼️
One thing is for sure, we can’t do this work without the involvement of our OK Teammates (Black Male Mentors).

Meet Mr. Richard Scott. Brother Scott was trained and certified as an OK Program Teammate on June 12, 2021! Since the beginning of this school year (August 2022), he has proven to be a attending already 8 Saturday KIC’IT Sessions totaling 32 group mentoring hours and achieving the OK Teammate Affiliate Circle Milestone!!! Brother Scott is also a member of the and has been a member of this prestigious organization since 1990.

During the day, Brother Scott is a Hospice Care Consultant where he consults with families and health care staff about hospice care. Brother Scott says this about his work as an OK Teammate: “I see a lot in myself and my son when working with our boys. If I can help change the trajectory of any of the boys, it’s well worth my time and energy!”

Thank you Brother Scott for all you do, especially when it comes to showing up and being a positive role model for our boys! You are 👌🏾‼️

🚨OK MEMBER ALERT‼️THIS SATURDAY, 11/12: KIC’IT SESSION is ON at both locations:  and ‼️ Set your alarm and don’t be late...
11/10/2022

🚨OK MEMBER ALERT‼️
THIS SATURDAY, 11/12: KIC’IT SESSION is ON at both locations: and ‼️ Set your alarm and don’t be late! ⏰ On-Time raffle cut-off is at 10AM! Looking forward to seeing you there‼️

The first part of West Oakland Session will be the 1st semester Community Service project where we will be partnering w/ to feed the homeless. Swipe left for flyer. Please meet at West Oakland Middle School as normal. After community service, we will go back to WOMS for lunch and recreation.

In East Oakland, it will be a normal session which includes:

• Topic: “Culture and Values.”
• Lunch provided by: .soul.food.cafe
• OK Juice: On deck! ✅🥤
• Recreation: Basketball, Flag Football, Playstation, Xbox, Pool Table, Pop-a-Shot, Connect 4, Fellowship and more…

East Oakland Community Service is scheduled for the following Saturday (11/19), where we will be partnering with Oakland PAL and giving out 1,500 turkeys to the community!

2nd Grading Period is in the bag! Big thank you to  and  for hosting our 2nd Grading Period incentive step event to see ...
11/10/2022

2nd Grading Period is in the bag! Big thank you to and for hosting our 2nd Grading Period incentive step event to see the premiere of !

Grading Period Incentive Qualifications include: 2.50GPA or higher, Good Citizenship and attendance of at least 4 Saturday KIC’IT Sessions during the grading period! Congrats to all the young men that qualified for the 2nd Grading Period and we look forward to seeing everyone making the next step!

2nd Grading Period GPA Results:
• 40 Black Boys w/ 2.50-2.99 GPA
• 41 Black Boys w/ 3.00-3.99 GPA
• 3 Black Boys w/ 4.00 GPA or higher

Next grading period ends December 16, 2022! Rewards will be given to those who qualify!

Shout out to Castlemont High School Graduate and OK Program Alumni, Ojeda Davis, Jr! Look at him out there showing the w...
11/08/2022

Shout out to Castlemont High School Graduate and OK Program Alumni, Ojeda Davis, Jr! Look at him out there showing the world his greatness! Proud of you King! Keep rising and shining! ✊🏾

Saturday KIC’IT Session results for 11/05/2022:  • Topic: “Alcohol & Drug Prevention.” • 68 Total Black Boys • 17 Total ...
11/06/2022

Saturday KIC’IT Session results for 11/05/2022:

• Topic: “Alcohol & Drug Prevention.”
• 68 Total Black Boys
• 17 Total Teammates (Black Male Volunteers)
• 68 Combined Group Mentoring Hours

🚨OK MEMBER ALERT‼️THIS SATURDAY, 11/05: KIC’IT SESSION is ON at both locations:  and ‼️ Set your alarm and don’t be late...
11/02/2022

🚨OK MEMBER ALERT‼️
THIS SATURDAY, 11/05: KIC’IT SESSION is ON at both locations: and ‼️ Set your alarm and don’t be late! ⏰ On-Time raffle cut-off is at 10AM! Looking forward to seeing you there‼️

• Topic: “Alcohol & Drug Prevention.”
• Lunch: 🍕
• OK Juice: On deck! ✅🥤
• Recreation: Basketball, Flag Football, Playstation, Xbox, Pool Table, Pop-a-Shot, Connect 4, Fellowship and more…

10/31/2022

Saturday KIC’IT Sessions are where the sausages are made! It’s ain’t pretty making sausage, but they taste good afterwards! Not , but ! 👌🏾

Saturday KIC’IT Session results for 10/29/2022:  • Topic: “Resistence Skills.” • 55 Total Black Boys • 17 Total Teammate...
10/30/2022

Saturday KIC’IT Session results for 10/29/2022:

• Topic: “Resistence Skills.”
• 55 Total Black Boys
• 17 Total Teammates (Black Male Volunteers)
• 68 Combined Group Mentoring Hours

Congrats to our Chairman of the Board, Bishop Bob Jackson of , for being awarded the President’s Lifetime Achievement Aw...
10/29/2022

Congrats to our Chairman of the Board, Bishop Bob Jackson of , for being awarded the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award today, in recognition for his life long commitment to public service and going above and beyond his professional call of duty! We are honored to call him our leader and we celebrate him for his award today! Thank you Bishop for being our champion!

Thank you to for recognizing our Chairman and the impact he has made throughout not only the city of Oakland, but throughout the United States as well.

🚨Teammate Spotlight‼️One thing is for sure, we can’t do this work without the involvement of our OK Teammates (Black Mal...
10/27/2022

🚨Teammate Spotlight‼️
One thing is for sure, we can’t do this work without the involvement of our OK Teammates (Black Male Mentors).

Meet Mr. Logan McDonnell. Brother McDonnell was trained and certified as an OK Program Teammate on June 25, 2022! Since his certification, he has been a superstar attending already 4 Saturday KIC’IT Sessions and achieving the OK Teammate Essential Circle Milestone, while racking up a total of 20 volunteer group mentoring hours this school year, so far! He is also a current membership candidate for the and is clearly committed to doing the work!

During the day, Brother McDonnell is the Executive Director for Keep Oakland Housed where he is committed to preventing Oakland residents from losing their housing by providing legal representation, emergency financial assistance and supportive services.

Thank you Brother McDonnell for all you do, especially when it comes to showing up and being a positive role model for our boys! You are 👌🏾‼️

10/27/2022

Sneak peak of OK Chapter Coordinator, Officer Pittman of our East Oakland Chapter (Elmhurst/Castlemont), rewarding some of our boys from for their outstanding performance in academics, citizenship and KIC’IT Session participation!

Huge congrats to these young men and job well done in the first grading period! Keep that same energy throughout the school year and there will be more to come!!! These boys are going to be 👌🏽!

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6220 International Boulevard
Oakland, CA
94621

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The Oakland Police Department would like to share the OK Program of Oakland 3rd Annual Mobile Grad Bash, 2022.

Congratulations to all of our OK Program graduates!

For more information about the OK Program, including how to join, please click the link below:

https://okprogram.org/oaklandca
Black Boys Need MENtors

We are partnering with OK Program of Oakland to recruit Black men to mentor Black boys. Because if not us, who? And if not now, when?

The time commitment is only 3 Saturdays (12 hours) a year, but those 12 hours can impact a whole lifetime.

Come out and join us for an informational Teammate Training event.

When: Saturday March 26
8:45am - 1pm

Where: Springhill Suites by Marriott Oakland
195 Hegenberger Rd, Oakland, CA 94621

Breakfast refreshment and lunch will be served.

While not required, confirmation of attendance is requested.

Confirm attendance by calling 510-626-2105 or emailing [email protected]
More mentors needed to support our young men in getting the most out of life. Please sign up if you are able!



OK Program of Oakland 100 Black Men of the Bay Area
Thank you to Points of Light - Oakland, Acts Full Gospel C.O.G.I.C and OK Program of Oakland for hosting an incredible Community Christmas Give-A-Way on Saturday. With over 2,000 attendees, you undoubtedly helped bring the holiday spirit to East Oakland! We are incredibly grateful for your donations and commitment to helping out our families in need. It was a pleasure to be able to join you. 🎄🎁

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Thank you for your advocacy and support! I am so glad that the OK Program of Oakland will be able to continue its great work in Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), following Wednesday’s decision by the district’s Board of Directors to reinstate their contract. I have personally witnessed the immense dedication and support Sgt. Robert "Smitty" Smith and the OK mentors have provided their scholars and was shocked to learn that their contract was terminated last week.

As the past President of the Community Education Partnerships (CEP) Board, I had the pleasure of working with Sgt. Smith on the Board and at Frick middle school's weekly Study Hall, where I saw firsthand the level of trust the OK Program mentors established with our young black men, CEP staff and tutors.

As Oakland’s District 7 Councilmember, I saw the same level of dedication when Sgt. Smith coordinated rides with our office and Coach Ed Washington to safely carpool our Castlemont football players home after practice. Time and again, he and the OK program’s mentors have shown up for our Black young men to provide resources and a safe place to connect where they would not have received it elsewhere.

The OK Program is dedicated to uplifting the academic and personal lives of our young Black men. Their model should not only be reinstated within OUSD but adopted across the region and throughout nation. A perfect example of their impact is even reflective in the advocacy we saw by the young men they serve at Wednesday’s meeting.

For more information about the OK Program, please visit https://okprogram.org/oaklandca.
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.
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SATURDAY APRIL 6th
Loose Ends Featuring Jane Eugene
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510 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA 94607
TICKETS: http://bit.ly/LooseEnds_JaneEugeneOakland
Info: (510) 238-9200

2 SHOWS
Doors: 7:00pm Show: 7:30pm
Doors: 9:15pm Show: 9:30pm
Look at how the brothas from the community greeted the young kings!!

Shout out to the OK Program of Oakland for putting this together. We need more of this y'all!!!
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