Oklahoma's premier alternative high school is looking for an internship instructor to help students explore interests in various career fields to help them think about college majors or post-high school training. Internship instructor facilitates placing students in five-week, non-paid internships across the Tulsa area while educating students on skills required to secure and maintain employment. Networking in the community is required to assist students in getting placed. Instructor will boost confidence and instill in students that anything is possible. Working with teens and at-risk youth a plus. Teachers and non-teachers encouraged to apply. Bachelor's Degree required. Competitive benefit package including teacher's retirement.
Street School combines alternative education and therapeutic counseling and is Oklahoma's longest-running and most successful dropout prevention and intervention program. Annually, we serve an average of 140 students ages 14-19 who reside in the Tulsa Public School district. Street School's focus is on teens who have dropped out or are on the verge of dropping out due to academics, abuse, neglect, bullying, drugs, or pregnancy/teenage parenting needs and offers them a second chance to graduate.
•Goal: to reduce the high school dropout rate and provide at-risk students the academic and emotional skills needed to prepare them for college/technical school and the workforce
•Graduates: on average, 90% of seniors graduate each year
•Gap: 66% of students live in households where the annual income is less than $27,000 and for the majority of those, it is $16,000 or less
Dropping out of high school has a lasting impact on the communities we live
•4,000 students drop out each year in the Tulsa area
•On average, 20% of Oklahoma students leave school between ninth grade and graduation
•25% of dropouts over the age of 25 live in poverty
•71% of prison inmates did not graduate from high school
•Over the course of their lifetime, dropouts earn, on average about $260,000 less than a high school graduate and more than $800,000 less than a college graduate