100,000 children in Oklahoma have a parent in prison. That’s 2 children per classroom.
OKMP is a literacy and prevention program for children whose parents are in prison. We reduce trauma & increase literacy rates by reuniting families through video stories.
Making a Difference
Oklahoma has the highest rate of incarcerated women in the country – and the second highest for men. 85.3% of the women in prison in the state of Oklahoma has at least one child. This means tens of thousands of children go months or years without one or both of their parents, which creates anxiety, depression, anger and loss of interest in school for these children. As children get to see and hear their parents saying “I love you and miss you. I’m proud of you!,” it helps traumatized children see themselves in a positive way and know that their parents are safe and well.
With more than 100,000 children in Oklahoma effected by parental incarceration, there’s no better time to get involved with the Oklahoma Messages Project.
We can't thank our volunteers enough for the great help they provide. We hope you will enjoy this brief testimonial from Makenzie Magnus. Thank you for volunteering, Makenzie! "I first heard about OK Messages from a mom who was incarcerated; her son was a part of our...read more
Congratulations to Cheri Fuller on being awarded Leadership Oklahoma's 2018 "Helping Oklahoma" recognition. The honor comes with a $2,500 donation to the Oklahoma Messages Project, which will help to expand the mission and reach of the...read more
During February, The Social Justice League at Rogers State University held a book drive for the Oklahoma Messages Project, resulting in new 150 books donated for our message videos! Thank you, RSU...read more