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Listen to the children, invest in their dreams

Imagine a place where youth move from a negative peer culture to a positive peer culture thus positively influencing their life and our community. At A Pocket Full of Hope, we provide a risk free environment to explore problem resolution and change. In this organization youth are given the opportunity to empower themselves in a non-threatening, participatory and inclusive atmosphere using music, theatre, dance videography and photography.

Dr. Lester Shaw
Founder/ Executive Director
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Restoration Projects and Organizational Support

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The Community Revitalization Center™️

The Historic Big 10 Ballroom in Tulsa, OK is being restored to its original purpose to provide artists a platform to showcase the mastery of their craft. It has previously been used by some of the world’s most well-known talent. A Pocket Full Of Hope executive director, Dr. Lester Shaw, is aiming to make the ballroom the same as it was only better.

What We Are Doing

Give a helping hand to those who need it. Volunteers do not
necessarily have the time, they just have the heart.

Education

Program members learn to establish their place in society through education.

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Health

Discover how we invest time and resources into providing a healthy environment for our youth.

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Musical Minds

Your contribution supports our youth and empowers our community.

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Pocket Power TV

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Our Activities

Take a first-hand look at what our youth are doing and how they learn to see themselves as participants in society.
They are able to put their knowledge and ideas into practice by helping to solve real community problems along side other community members.
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Graduation Rate

5,200

Kids Reached

48

Donors

47

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