Programs and Services
The Premise of the Operation Aware Program: Bringing out the Best in our Kids
We believe in celebrating young people – and helping them develop the knowledge and life skills to practice responsible behavior. Operation Aware programs teach students the importance of respect and dignity – for themselves, for fellow classmates and teachers, for their family and for the community.
Principles and Concepts
Operation Aware offers research-based character education programs that teach young people to:
- Develop positive self-esteem through responsible behavior
- Assume responsibility for their actions
- Respect the rights of others
- Work cooperatively with others
- Develop decision-making and problem-solving skills
- Use self-discipline to achieve goals
- Resist negative peer pressure.
Methodologies: Prevention Education that Works
Operation Aware has partnered with parents and schools for more than 25 years to offer programs that help children and teens succeed in school and for the rest of their lives. We utilize the latest and best-researched practices to deliver up-to-date social and emotional education through:
- Class discussion
- Lesson-teaching stories
- Teacher modeling
- Planned reinforcement
- Transfer of learning
- Role playing of resistance techniques
- Video presentations
- Field trips
- Parent meetings
- After-school programs
Operation Aware provides documentation to parents, families and schools on the information we teach students. This information comes in the form of a Family Guide. We provide this documentation in both English and Spanish.
Operation Aware serves children and teens in pre-K through 12th grade across northeastern Oklahoma. Our prevention educators facilitate 8-week in-school curriculums.
For every aspect of prevention education, Operation Aware offers best-in-class products and services to enhance your organization’s mission. We use a consultative approach: first understanding customer needs, then applying the appropriate programs and services to the customer's specific situation.
Our goal is to provide the best solution for you.
Working with Youth is Our Specialty
The Operation Aware CORE program (Traditional Program) provides a comprehensive curriculum educating students in grades three through high school on how to make positive choices. Students learn to:
- Develop strong self esteem
- Deal with bullying
- Manage anger
- Communicate effectively with peers, parents, and other adults
- Make decisions
- Set goals
- Build positive relationships
- Develop personal responsibility
- Employ strategies to avoid drug, alcohol and tobacco use
The CORE program meets with students once a week for eight weeks. The curriculum is delivered in 40-45 minute sessions for third through fifth grades and 45-55 minute sessions for sixth through the high school grades.
Cick here for more information about the CORE Program.
The Second Step Program: A Violence Prevention Curriculum © Committee for Children, Seattle, WA.
All Operation Aware Prevention Educators are fully certified in the Second Step Program, an award-winning integration of academics with social and emotional learning. We offer the eight-week program in 20-30 minute sessions for pre-K through 3rd grades and 40-45 minute sessions for 4th and 5th grades. Children learn and practice important skills, such as anger management, cooperation, respectful behavior, and problem solving. These skills help decrease students' negative and violent behaviors - fighting, name-calling, and sterotyping - helping to return the focus of classroom time to where it belongs: learning.
Children also learn to recognize and respect people with different backgrounds, perspectives, and ethnicities. These essential life skills will help students in the classroom, on the playground, and at home.
Classes are currently booked each quarter; each new school year is the start of a new contract period. Contact us for information about the current or next academic year.
After-School Program: "It's Great to be Me"
Operation Aware uses a variety of hands-on, interactive techniques in an 8-week series of hour-long self discovery workshops. Kids will learn to articulate and deal positively with their feelings, build strong verbal and non-verbal skills, explore issues and develop personal strategies that will help them make positive choices. This program is ideal for the 21st Century grantee. This program is targeted to grades 3-5.
Operation Aware is ready to be your go to resource! We are available to facilitate presentations for after school programs, youth groups, or other organizations. We will work with you to cater the presentation to what your needs are. For more information please contact Mackenzie Staples at 918-582-7884 ext,102