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.

Get involved

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.

Donate a book the our Amazon Wishlist today and give the gift of a smile to children with incarcerated parents. It’s fast, easy and a great way to help. We appreciate your contribution!

Volunteer Spotlight: Makenzie Magnus

Volunteer Spotlight: Makenzie Magnus

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...

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