Volunteer Opportunities

Literacy: The Pen Pal Campaign

Literacy includes reading, vocabulary development, writing, and speaking. The average fifth grader enrolls at KIPP Tulsa assessing up to three grade levels behind in reading. To achieve reading growth, students must build foundational skills such as word recognition, print concepts, and fluency, which are key components of learning to read. The purpose of the “Pen Pal Campaign” is to give students an opportunity to practice both their writing and reading skills.

FAQ’s: What grade level will participate in the “Pen Pal Campaign”? Fifth or sixth grade

How often will students and volunteers exchange letters? 1 to 2x per month

Does the letter have to be handwritten? Yes

What will the student and volunteer discuss? Themes/subjects will be provided

Volunteers will also have an opportunity to participate in other upcoming school-wide literacy events, such as:

  • “An Evening of Scrabble” – Compete with students at the game of Scrabble, while helping them build their vocabulary
  • School Book Fair

Math Tutors for 5th Grade

When: Every Monday   Time: 4:00 – 5:00 pm Location: KIPP Tulsa fifth-grade math class

Do You Want to Play?

Join the planning committee for the “Are You Smarter Than a KIPPster?” fundraising event. See Development Director, Yolantrice Collins to learn how you can get plugged in!

YMCA Reach & Rise Mentoring Program for KIPP Tulsa students

Reach & Rise Mentoring Program is a national YMCA therapeutic, research-based mentoring program designed to support youth ages 13-17. Reach & Rise aims to ensure students stay in school, graduate and see their hopes and dreams for the future come to fruition. For more information or to volunteer as a mentor, contact Susan Baston,

Program Director: sbaston@ymcatulsa.org or 918.728.3909