The OK Messages Project Works

We touch the lives of children in Oklahoma

Reduces Anxiety

After participating in the Oklahoma Messages Project, 65 percent of the children who participated experienced less depression and sadness; 85 percent were happier and more peaceful; 55 percent experienced less anger, anxiety, and acting out.

Boosts Self-Esteem

78 percent of children who participated in the Oklahoma Messages Project had higher self esteem; 88 percent had a better bond with their parent and caregiver. This increase in self esteem allows them to be more successful in building healthy relationships.

Improves Reading

72 percent of children who received messages from their parents showed improvement in reading; 59 percent had significantly more interest in school. This increases their likelihood of staying in school and staying out of prison.
Our program boosts children’s reading and literacy skills, reduces nightmares, anxiety, anger, and depression, and allows them to stay connected with their parents.

As a result, they experience improved emotional well being, less anger and acting out, and higher self-esteem. Now these children can have more successful outcomes at school and better relationships at home.

Success Stories

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2019 by the Numbers

Children Impacted

These children received a DVD, book and may now read with their parent daily.

Mothers & Fathers

These parents were filmed reading a book and sharing a positive message with their kids.

New Books

These books went into the homes of CIP children to create a culture of literacy in their homes.

CIP Children

These children attended a Thunder Basketball Camp in June 2019, co -coordinated by OK Messages.

Daughters Impacted

In partnership with Leadership OKC, OK Messages provided a Daddy-Daughter Dance at a local men’s prison. Ages 2 to 17- these daughters reconnected with their dads and made priceless memories.

Counties Served

Children in 74 counties received a DVD, book and may now read with their parent daily. 67 households received Messages packages out of state.