Students who exemplify the Oklahoma Standard

The Teen Board offers high school students a unique opportunity to engage with the Memorial and Museum’s mission of remembrance, education, and service. At monthly meetings, Teen Board members delve into the lessons learned from the response to the Oklahoma City bombing. They’ll hear from community, state, and national leaders that connect history with the challenges of today. The program fosters leadership skills, encouraging teens to become ambassadors for the Memorial and Museum and spread the values of the Oklahoma Standard – service, honor, and kindness – throughout their communities.

By blending education, service, and leadership, the Teen Board empowers young people to honor the past while shaping a brighter future.

Eligibility

  • Oklahoma high school student, 9th-12th grade

Overview

  • Meet and honor the legacy of real heroes and those impacted most by the Oklahoma City bombing
  • Participate in advanced leadership training tied to the lessons learned from April 19, 1995
  • Learn from leaders making real change today and connect with the next generation of Oklahoma’s leaders
  • Earn community-service credit while making a difference in your community
  • Learn skills to take an active role in combatting violence and extremism
  • Become a trained facilitator for Better Conversations and take this bridge-building gift back to your community

Time Commitment

  • Opening Retreat
  • Eight monthly meetings, September–May, 6:00pm to 7:30pm
  • Volunteer at the Memorial Marathon (last weekend in April)

Requirements

  1. Application must be completed by May 31
  2. Must be a high school student in the state of Oklahoma
  3. Peer review form completed by a close friend by May 31
  4. Members must travel to the Museum to attend meetings and may only miss two meetings before being asked to resign from the board.

Location

  • Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
    620 N Harvey Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Participation on the Teen Board is free, but members are selected through a competitive application process.

2024-2025 Teen Board Schedule

(generally first or second Monday of the month from 6-7:30pm)

  • July 29-30 (Opening Retreat)
  • September 9
  • Sunday, September 15, 3 to 4pm (Parent Meeting in person or on Zoom)
  • October 7
  • November 4
  • December 2
  • January 13
  • February 10
  • March 3
  • April 7
  • Friday – Sunday, April 25 to 27 (Volunteering at the Marathon)
  • May 5

 


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