Tulsa Changemakers and the Importance of Youth Voices
Pod 4 Good
May 6, 2021
"Chris and Jesse are joined by three special guests. Andrew Spector, co-director and founder of Tulsa Changemakers, and two Tulsa Changemaker alums..."
Tulsa Changemakers Promote Youth Leadership Projects
The Black Wall Street Times
April 21, 2021
"Tulsa Changemakers, the local leadership program that teaches youth ages eight to 18 how to make positive changes in their communities, is showcasing community impact projects in May..."
Op-Ed: Why Wait for Tomorrow?
October 28, 2020
"Back in June, Yasmine Gooley, 18, and Jaya Rivers, 17, organized hundreds of people, mostly under 25, in San Diego to protest for racial justice..."
Tulsa Changemakers Expands
Spirit of Leading Podcast
July 21, 2020
"Andrew Spector and Jake Lerner arrived in Tulsa for the 2015 school year as part of the Teach for America program. They saw in their students a wealth of untapped and unchallenged leadership potential..."
Focus: Black Oklahoma off-air, with Jake Lerner, Shyanne, & Tau'Veaz.
Focus: Black Oklahoma
April 23, 2020
Changemakers alumni Tau'Veaz and Shyanne, as well as Tulsa Changemakers Co-Founder and Program Director Jake Lerner, were interviewed about Tulsa Changemakers by Bracken Klar on Focus: Black Oklahoma.
Tackling Inequity From All Angles: The 2020 Social Innovation Award
Teach For America
April 21, 2020
"This year’s group of semi-finalists represents both individuals and teams of entrepreneurs who are working at all levels of the education ecosystem..."
Tulsa Changemakers: Harnessing the Power of Youth
Tulsa Kids Magazine
January 2020 Issue
"Like most people, Nathan Hale junior Emily Lara had a fear of speaking in public. Despite her fear, she had a strong desire to have an impact at her school..."
Tulsa-area students are 'Changemakers' in their schools, community
December 18, 2019
"Seventh-grader Jose Guerrero and his fellow Changemakers at Collegiate Hall heard complaints about police using excessive force against people of color..."
Tulsa Changemakers Youth Gear Up For Pitch Nights in December
December 8, 2019
Changemaker alumna, Kaylie Carranza, and Tulsa Changemakers Co-Founder, Jake Lerner, promote Tulsa Changemakers Pitch Nights on Channel 2.
Business Viewpoint: Youth-Adult Partnerships - from Advisors to Co-Creators
August 18, 2019
"We've learned a lot in our fisrst year running the Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent's Student Cabinet..."
Tulsa Students Paint Mural Over School Graffiti
May 16, 2019
Springdale Elementary Changemakers beautify their school in partnership with Disrupt Tulsa.
Tulsa Changemakers Students Pitch Their Ideas to Improve Schools and Community
May 7, 2019
"Ten schools, and ten different problems with solutions. These kids call themselves Tulsa Changemakers..."
When Kids Leads The Way
One Day Magazine
February 27, 2019
"On a recent Thursday evening in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Kristopher Arroyo stood in front of 200 people at Tulsa Community College and called for improvements to Oklahoma's prisons. It was hist first public speaking experience, but he..."
Tulsa Student Leaders Fill Auditorium as They Share How they Are Changing Tulsa For The Better
The Black Wall Street Times
December 14, 2018
"In a packed auditorium at the Tulsa Community College Center for Creativity..."
Tulsa Changemakers Helps Students Understand, connect With Communities
December 14, 2018
"Sixth grader Cairo Pray and his classmates set out to donate to the city's homeless residents for their Tulsa Changemakers..."
Business Viewpoint: Building Model City for Youth-Driven Impact
September 9, 2018
"It took one evening for Mkeyela, 11, to write the mission and vision statements and a three-page speech for the Hug Club, an initiative she and her friends..."
Winds of Change
December 1, 2017
"Don’t tell Andrew Spector and Jake Lerner that children should be seen and not heard. The program they developed, Tulsa Changemakers, empowers middle- and high-schoolers to make meaningful change in their schools and communities.."
A Program Called Tulsa Changemakers is Developing a New Generation of Local Leaders
The Frontier - Podcast
June 30, 2017
"Tulsa Changemakers provides a framework for middle and high school students to identify problems and opportunities in their community, then works..."
The Spirit of Leading - Podcast
April 18, 2017
"Andrew Spector and Jake Lerner wanted to make differnce in education. Neither went to college to become teachers. Both are. They signed up with Teach for America, a program to recruit high-performing college graduates to teach in..."
Tulsa Changemakers Program Empowers children to drive change in community
December 10, 2016
"Seated at a kid-size table in a Bell Elementary School classroom, 10-year-old Dra’zone Claybon interjected a research tip during a discussion of..."
Op-Ed: Who Will Change the World for the Better? We Know
August 20, 2016
"Changing our mindset as teachers from “What can we do for our students?” to “What opportunity can we create for them?” sparked our idea for..."