Who We Support

Foster OK-LEAD

Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy

Award Date: June 23, 2022
Awarded: $5,000

The Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy’s (OICA) mission is to improve the health, safety, and well-being of children and youth in Oklahoma by creating awareness, taking action, and supporting policy. OICA partners with the Department of Human Services (DHS) and other organizations that work directly with isolated demographics to help recruit young people for our youth leadership program, OK-LEAD (Oklahoma Kids - Leadership Engagement Advocacy Development). Over a two-and-a-half-day period, youth will attend discussions and workshops with state experts and lawmakers, learn critical skills that will benefit them throughout their lives, and participate in a community service project.