Metro Tech participates in partnership for $700,000 grant assisting youth in foster care

Metro Tech is taking part in Oklahoma City's Performance Partnership Pilot (P3-OKC), a three-year grant-funded program that targets Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) foster care youth 14-18 years of age with transition services after graduation.

P3-OKC - led by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services in partnership with Metro Tech, OKCPS and the Central Oklahoma  Workforce Investment Board will test innovative outcome-focused strategies to achieve significant improvements in education and employment for youth with foster care experience. The Oklahoma City P3 Pilot was one of 10 selected nationally to receive grants of up to $700,000. 

Metro Tech Executive Officer for Grants and Special Projects Bertha Robinson and Metro Career Academy Director Barbara Loudermilk attended the national conference in Washington, D.C. on June 19 to learn more. While there, Barbara Loudermilk was selected as a panelist to share how to work with disconnected youth. She shared the mission and goals of MCA's Community in Schools concept.

Last week, Ann Gettys from DHS and P3 Coordinator, was notified by the U.S. Department of Education representatives that an additional 25% of the original $700,000 partnership grant may be requested.