Keeping Hope Alive: Engaging Youth in Learning and Life

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Check In Time: 
12:45 p.m.

Join resident hope dealer and youth engagement expert, Dr. Lester Shaw, as he teaches tools and techniques for helping youth stay hopeful about their futures and keep meaningful engagement in learning new skills.

Learn about Dr. Shaw's performing arts program, "A Pocket Full of Hope", and how these engagement tools and techniques have been applied to improve outcomes for youth in the Tulsa community.

Finally, Dr. Shaw provides his personal knowledge into building hope and serving as an ally for youth of color in Oklahoma.

Dr. Lester Shaw 

Dr. Lester Shaw is a singer, songwriter, international recording artist, filmmaker and educator. He is the founder, Executive Director and Program Coordinator and oversees all components of A Pocket Full Of Hope®. He has designed and implemented programs that combine youth development with learning strategy preference identification in an atmosphere of acceptance and understanding. Targeting children ages 7-19 and their families, the programs in A Pocket Full Of Hope® assist young people in exploring the world on their own terms while developing internal strength mechanisms to help them deal with adverse environmental factors such as gangs, drugs, violence, and boredom. Dr. Shaw has made knowledge about healthy choices, social skills and self-esteem accessible to help youth develop character and leadership. Learn more at

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