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By investing in ODYSSEY, you are investing in changing education for the future, all over the world.
WHY INVEST IN OLA?
We know that there are many great projects and people out there doing transformative work to which you could give financially. Here are 5 reasons we believe that Odyssey Leadership Academy should be one of them.
Investing in Odyssey Leadership Academy is a direct investment in shaping a healthy trajectory for every student!
Odyssey Leadership Academy sees students as human beings, not test scores! We believe that students need a safe place where they feel loved, cared for, and supported as they do the difficult work of pursuing wisdom, virtue, and compassion. We take our work with students very seriously, believing that, by educating from the inside out, we can help foster wiser, more compassionate human beings who give their lives to making the world a better place.
An investment in Odyssey Leadership Academy is an investment in shaping a better trajectory for each and every student we serve. It is an investment in the next generation of thought leaders, visionaries, storytellers, and architects of repair in the world!
Reason # 1
Investing in Odyssey Leadership Academy is an investment in the dignity, worth, and value of teachers
Odyssey Leadership Academy believes in the transformative power of teachers. In fact, we believe that the fundamental task of teachers should be to engage in healthy, constructive mentoring relationships so that each student under our care feels loved and supported.
Odyssey Leadership Academy seeks to be a premier workshop for the fostering of teachers as professional scholar-practitioners in their craft. By offering our Mentors relevant professional development opportunities, possibilities for leadership, flexibility with their schedule, and an engaging and progressive space to explore and dream with like-minded colleagues, Odyssey Leadership Academy works to be not only the best place for teachers to teach, but the place for shaping teachers who will continue to give their lives to loving, serving, and shaping fully flourishing students.
Reason # 2
Investing in Odyssey Leadership Academy is an investment in a healthier world for all
Odyssey Leadership Academy believes that Thomas Jefferson was right when he said, "I look to the diffusion of light and education as the resource to be relied on for ameliorating the condition, promoting the virtue, and advancing the happiness of man. Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day No other sure foundation can be devised, for the preservation of freedom and happiness."
We believe that the right model of education--one rooted in wisdom, virtue and compassion--can, in the long run, go a long ways towards turning prisons into playgrounds, empyting foster care shelters, alleviating hunger, promoting healthy marriages, eliminating zip code inequity, restoring social justice, and seeing all things made new.
Investing in Odyssey Leadership Academy is an investment in a brighter world for us all.
Reason # 3
Reason # 4
Investing in Odyssey Leadership Academy is an investment in a larger conversation on education
Odyssey Leadership Academy is committed to reframing the narrative of education. One of our overarching goals is to be a model and a resource from which any and all types of schools may learn. We want to partner and collaborate with local public, private, religious, and homeschools within our communities to offer a healthy alternative to the "high-stakes-testing, drill-and-kill" mentality that depersonalizes and dehumanizes students in the current narrative of education.
An investment in Odyssey Leadership Academy is an investment in a model of education that seeks to promote human and communal flourishing not just within our own school, but across the country!
Investing in Odyssey Leadership Academy is an investment in the local community
Odyssey Leadership Academy is intentional about its role in its local community. From our afternoon Odyssey Expeditions, where students work side-by-side with experts in their given field from the local community, to the multiple partnerships we have throughout the city, to working to get to know the needs of our students' families, Odyssey Leadership Academy is committed to being a long-standing presence of blessing in our local communities.
An investment in Odyssey Leadership Academy is an investment in local communities!
Reason # 5
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Odyssey Leadership Academy
100 East California Avenue, Suite 300
Oklahoma City, OK, 73104
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