Positive Tomorrows is Oklahoma’s only elementary school and social service agency specifically serving homeless children and their families.
The school broke ground on a new facility on June 12 and announced it met its Building Success Campaign goal of $10.2 million raised from the community. They raised an additional $5 million in new market tax credits, bringing the final project total to $15 million.
The new facility will be over 30,000 sq. ft., more than double the school’s capacity, and will have space to serve students ages birth through 8th grade.
It will be located at 901. N. Villa and include a gymnasium, open commons area, library, spaces for art and music, a special education classroom and a storm shelter.
“In a city reporting over 9,000 homeless children, we feel a responsibility to serve more students,” said Susan Agel, Positive Tomorrows President and Principal. “We are thrilled to take this step forward, and to move toward serving more of our community’s most vulnerable children.”
Positive Tomorrows plans to move into the facility and begin school in Fall of 2019.
Edwards currently serves as Chair-elect and will assume her role as Chairman of the Board on July 1. She, with her husband Director Marc Edwards, has been an avid supporter and involved in different capacities with Positive Tomorrows for more than 20 years.
For more information about Positive Tomorrows, visit www.positivetomorrows.org.