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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Proud to show support for the Oakland Police Chief this past Saturday during his rally for a “Safe Oakland” and his call...
07/14/2021

Proud to show support for the Oakland Police Chief this past Saturday during his rally for a “Safe Oakland” and his call to end gun violence in our city! It was a teaching moment after the rally and a very insightful discussion on what our youth think their part is in helping to stop the violence! This is the real work as we continue to “Empower African American Men and Boys to Transform their Communities!”

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Proud to show support for the Oakland Police Chief this past Saturday during his rally for a “Safe Oakland” and his call to end gun violence in our city! It was a teaching moment after the rally and a very insightful discussion on what our youth think their part is in helping to stop the violence! This is the real work as we continue to “Empower African American Men and Boys to Transform their Communities!”

#OKProgram #100BMBA #BlackMen #Police #WorkingTogether #Mentoring #BlackBoys #OKBridgeTheGap #OurKids #OurFuture #ItTakesAVillage #Relationships #Community #Unity #Love #BlackLove #Solutions #Responsibility #Mindset #Oakland #PositiveAffirmations #ChangeTheNarrative #ILoveBeingBlack #BlackBoyJoy #BlackFathers #RealCommunityPolicing #ThisIsTheWork #BlackBoysNeedBlackMENtors

#HugsNotSlugs ✊🏾#OKProgram #100BMBA #BlackMen #Police #WorkingTogether #Mentoring #BlackBoys #OKBridgeTheGap #OurKids #O...
07/09/2021

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#HugsNotSlugs ✊🏾

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07/01/2021

Our 2021 Manhood Development Leadership Academy (MDLA 2021) is in the bag! We were able to take 40 Black Boys out of the inner city and administer life saving curriculum, activities and an experience that they will never forget! The goal moving forward is to serve 200 Black Boys annually! This is the work! Full video and details on the experience coming soon!

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Congrats to OK Program, 9th Grade Student, Darius Mason, for winning a new PlayStation 5! Darius earned the #Playstation...
04/22/2021

Congrats to OK Program, 9th Grade Student, Darius Mason, for winning a new PlayStation 5! Darius earned the #Playstation by participating on our Saturday Zoom Mentoring Sessions where we discuss topics such as leadership and critical thinking skills, academic excellence, anger management, self control, financial literacy, the incarceration rate and homicide rate of black males and other important topics that are germane to the black community!

We are excited to continuing working with Darius through his high school career and look forward to celebrating all his future accomplishments!

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03/16/2021

Thanks again @bournepoly11 and @bourneblessedfoundation for supporting some of our #CollegeBound students in the OK Program! Be encouraged because you are making a difference! 👌🏾🙏🏾

#OKProgram #100BMBA #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

Shout out to 49er Wide Receiver, Kendrick Bourne and @bourneblessedfoundation for showing love to the OK Program today! ...
03/12/2021

Shout out to 49er Wide Receiver, Kendrick Bourne and @bourneblessedfoundation for showing love to the OK Program today! OK College Bound students received Apple MacBook Laptops due to their hard work in their academic studies and consistent participation in the OK Program! The OK Program was highlighted as a program that is focused on lowering the incarceration rate and homicide rate of black males. @bournepoly11 willingness today to tell his story, offer advice and give back to our youth helps in those efforts and makes a huge difference in the lives of our black boys! It takes a village and we appreciate you! 👌🏾

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Congrats to Elmhurst United Middle School student and OK Program participant, Askia Dawson, for winning a new Xbox Serie...
03/11/2021

Congrats to Elmhurst United Middle School student and OK Program participant, Askia Dawson, for winning a new Xbox Series X! Askia earned the Xbox by participating on our Saturday Zoom Mentoring Sessions where we discuss topics such as leadership and critical thinking skills, academic excellence, anger management, self control, financial literacy, the incarceration rate and homicide rate of black males and other important topics that are germane to the black community!

Askia is currently a 6th Grader at Elmhurst and new to the OK Program this school-year! We look forward to continuing working with him through his middle school and high school career and look forward to celebrating all his future accomplishments!

#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

Congrats to McClymonds High School student and OK Program participant, Jamonte Wells, for winning a new #Playstation5! J...
03/10/2021

Congrats to McClymonds High School student and OK Program participant, Jamonte Wells, for winning a new #Playstation5! Jamonte earned this PS5 by participating on our Saturday Zoom Mentoring Sessions where we discuss topics such as leadership and critical thinking skills, academic excellence, anger management, self control, financial literacy, the incarceration rate and homicide rate of black males and other important topics that are germane to the black community!

Jamonte is currently a sophomore at McClymonds where he is currently on the Honor Roll, finishing the grading period strong with a 3.50GPA!!! Congrats young brother and keep doing what you are doing! We are so proud of you!

#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

03/04/2021
If you are a Black Boy in Oakland, California and you been sleeping on the OK Program, you better wake up and start comi...
02/19/2021

If you are a Black Boy in Oakland, California and you been sleeping on the OK Program, you better wake up and start coming to Saturday KIC’IT Sessions on Zoom! First raffle for TWO PlayStation 5’s is on Monday, March 1st! You better tap in!!!! 💯

#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

If you are a Black Boy in Oakland, California and you been sleeping on the OK Program, you better wake up and start coming to Saturday KIC’IT Sessions on Zoom! First raffle for TWO PlayStation 5’s is on Monday, March 1st! You better tap in!!!! 💯

#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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02/01/2021

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01/18/2021

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Everything is going to be 👌🏾‼️ #HappyNewYear #OKProgram 🙏🏾🙌🏾
01/01/2021

Everything is going to be 👌🏾‼️ #HappyNewYear #OKProgram 🙏🏾🙌🏾

01/01/2021

Wishing our Chairman, Bishop Bob Jackson of Acts Full Gospel C.O.G.I.C a very Happy 75th Birthday and a very healthy 2021! 👌🏾

#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

Huge thank you to @charleslenojr72 and @jennifermleno for selecting the OK Program of Oakland to be apart of their 20 da...
12/21/2020

Huge thank you to @charleslenojr72 and @jennifermleno for selecting the OK Program of Oakland to be apart of their 20 days of #LenoClaus this year! Support like this goes a long way in providing the necessary resources to empower our kids to be successful inside and outside of the classroom! We appreciate you listening and supporting the solutions we are implementing to not only improve relationships between law enforcement and the African-American community, but ultimately reduce the high rates of incarceration and homicide among young African-American males in Oakland!

Repost from @charleslenojr72

Day Twenty of #LenoClaus : We are proud to support @okprogram_oakland. Since 1990, OK Program has been bridging the gap between between law enforcement and the African-American community. This holiday season, we will be partnering with the NFL to take advantage of the Social Justice Grant matching program and donating $5,000 to the OK Program of Oakland, which will be matched by the NFL totaling for $10,000. We hope that our contributions will be able to assist the OK Program with their new summer program. Tune in during early 2021 to see how you can contribute to assist! In the meantime, head to www.okprogram.givesmart.com

100 Black Men of the Bay Area
12/08/2020

100 Black Men of the Bay Area

Join us this Saturday, December 12th @7pm for our Annual Scholarship Benefit and Awards Virtual Gala! Hosted by Daphnique Springs with a musical performance by Eric Benét ...please click the link to register >> http://1cau.se/azc >>

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12/04/2020

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12/01/2020

Today is #GivingTuesday! Please consider supporting the OK Program by clicking here: https://okprogram.givesmart.com

The OK Program is a mentoring and leadership development model that focuses on African-American males 12 to 18 years old. The Program’s goals are to develop leadership and critical thinking skills, promote academic excellence and reduce the high rates of incarceration and homicide among young African-American males. Additionally, we improve relationships between law enforcement and African-American communities. Our collaborative team mentorship model brings together local police officers, school districts and the faith-based community with the goals of improving lives while empowering African-American men and boys to transform their communities.

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#BlackMen make up 6% of the US population, but over 40% of the prison population. I don’t know about you, but I have a s...
11/30/2020

#BlackMen make up 6% of the US population, but over 40% of the prison population. I don’t know about you, but I have a serious problem with that! The OK Program of Oakland is working hard to reverse these numbers and keep #blackboys out of the system! To learn more and support this important work, click here: https://okprogram.givesmart.com #OKProgram #GivingTuesday

The #1 cause of death for African American males between the ages of 15 and 34 is #homicide. This year for #GivingTuesda...
11/29/2020

The #1 cause of death for African American males between the ages of 15 and 34 is #homicide. This year for #GivingTuesday, please consider a donation to the OK Program of Oakland to help reverse this grim statistic! To learn more and support this effort, go here: https://okprogram.givesmart.com

#GivingTuesday (Dec. 1st) is here! Please consider supporting the OK Program of Oakland. This program is the solution to...
11/27/2020

#GivingTuesday (Dec. 1st) is here! Please consider supporting the OK Program of Oakland. This program is the solution to bridging the gap between law enforcement and the African American community! You can learn more and #donate today by clicking here: https://okprogram.givesmart.com

Community Support! The OK Program of Oakland works! Our progress speaks for itself! Over the last few years, the OK Prog...
09/27/2020

Community Support! The OK Program of Oakland works! Our progress speaks for itself! Over the last few years, the OK Program of Oakland has proven to be consistent and effective in preserving the lives of Black Boys! Through the vision of our Founder, Mr. Donald Northcross, our mission is to empower black men and boys to transform their communities. Swipe left!

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Teammate Trainings! For the last 3 years, the OK Program of Oakland has trained and organized over 250 Black Men to help...
09/27/2020

Teammate Trainings! For the last 3 years, the OK Program of Oakland has trained and organized over 250 Black Men to help mentor Black Boys! Our dedication and consistency has caught the attention of positive Black Men all over the Bay Area which has contributed to our growth and progress in reaching our goal of recruiting 1,000 Black Men to help mentor Black Boys in Oakland!

#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

Saturday KIC’IT Sessions! Started from the bottom now we’re here! Dedication and Consistency! The OK Program of Oakland ...
09/27/2020

Saturday KIC’IT Sessions! Started from the bottom now we’re here! Dedication and Consistency! The OK Program of Oakland is not a program that just talks or comes up with ideas. We have clear evidence of a consistent program that is serious and committed to preserving the lives of Black Boys!

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09/25/2020

🗣🗣🗣 OK Program!!!! We have partnered with our friends over at @pol.oakland to bring you the best virtual game night in the Bay Area!!! TODAY, Sept. 25th, 4PM, don’t miss out and come $ecure the BAG$$$! Up to $500 in prizes! Open to everyone ages 12 - 18! Bring a friend and come have some fun! Zoom link in bio on IG: @okprogram_oakland👌🏾

Thank you Bishop Jackson, for being our Champion! The People’s Champ! #OKProgram #The100 #NextLevel #BlackMen #Police #W...
09/24/2020

Thank you Bishop Jackson, for being our Champion! The People’s Champ!

#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.