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TPS program gives students a chance to learn about community

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Posted at 3:10 PM, Jun 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-14 16:10:51-04

TULSA — A program within Tulsa Public Schools is giving some teens an opportunity to learn more about their community.

Eighteen students from both Hale and Webster high schools took part in the summer pilot of "city lab."

Participants got to visit Gathering Place and the Oklahoma Aquarium, among others.

Among the activities students did were creating over 500 STEM kits for the Reed Community Center and for the other Tulsa Parks to use.

One of the teens said the program has had an impact.

"Of course, new friends, and basically, I learned more about my town and my home, which was really cool," said Champagne Suttles a sophomore at Hale High.

The teens also made a beautiful mural.

TPS hopes to roll out the program on a small scale next year.

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