THRIVE Mediation Program
(Truancy Habits Reduced, Increasing Valuable Education)
THRIVE helps parents of chronically truant students recommit to education; and focuses on truancy and drop out prevention through mediation and Skills Education Programming. THRIVE is in partnership with the Oklahoma County District Attorney's Office, The Oklahoma City Police Department and the Oklahoma County Schools.
Education is fundamental for producing self-sufficient and responsible citizens. According to truancyprevention.org the consequences of truancy are:
Dropping out of school- Students who are chronically truant typically fall behind in grade level and drop out of school.
Delinquency- Students who are chronically truant are also at-risk for other behaviors, such as alcohol and drug abuse, teenage pregnancy, and delinquency.
Negative effect upon other students- Students who are chronically truant require extra time from teachers; teachers have less time to spend with the regularly-attending students in the classroom when they must create make-up work for truants.
The THRIVE Program is funded by Oklahoma City Public Schools, Putnam City Public Schools and various other County School Districts.
Stacy Webb - OKCPS Manager and Mediator
Sonya Robertson - Mediator
Amanda Rivera - Mediator
Mary Iwuchukwu - Information Specialist
Putnam City Public Schools
Daniel Adams - Manager and Mediator
Marissa Jarred - Information Specialist