Operation Aware of Oklahoma
About This Organization
Operation Aware provides the only comprehensive prevention education services in Tulsa County. We have a unique approach to drug, alcohol and violence prevention and overall adolescent wellness. OA educates students and provides them with the tools and skills to navigate through the social pitfalls surrounding them. Young people are bombarded daily with life changing choices. At nine, a child in Oklahoma has had his first drink of alcohol. At 13, an Oklahoma teen tries marijuana and cigarette smoking for the first time. Each school day, Operation Aware educators, armed with facts and effective techniques, build relationships with over 2,280 youth empowering them to walk the healthy steps to a drug-free life. Students who are equipped with the knowledge and skills to make positive choices are a benefit to our entire community. These students will learn more, achieve more and will be better prepared to become productive adults. Teachers often comment that they believe these social skills empower their student to achieve higher test scores on their core subjects. The skills taught by Operation Aware provide their students with confidence and motivation to set high standards for themselves.