About

What We Are About

History

Oak Ridge Youth Development School was established in 2006. The initial summer program was called “Lift Them Up”. It was proposed to provide academic enrichment and fun activities to the youth of our community grades kindergarten through twelve.

Because of Oak Ridge Youth Development Corporation desire to expand its program offerings, they established their own entity named the Oak Ridge Youth Development School as a 501c3 in 2013.

 Since 2013, Oak Ridge has been providing a summer enrichment program broadening its program offerings to include Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) Entrepreneurship, Symphony Math, Reading Plus, Lexia Core 5 Reading Programs, and an Integrated Health Curriculum, which includes swimming, physical fitness, and nutrition (Kids In The Kitchen).

President

Dr. Ricky D. Turner
Senior Pastor
Oak Ridge Missionary Baptist Church

Vice-Chairman

Julie Hickman
President
Diversity Compliance & Testing Group, Inc.

Member

Joshua Prichard
Owner
Chick-Fil-A, Legends, Kansas City, KS

Secretary

Mr. Matthew Browning
Sales Manager
Academy Bank, N.A. Kansas City, KS

Member

Dr. Doris Givens
Retired College President

Member

Shanelle Dupree, Esq.
Attorney at Law