What is SOIL Literacy Theatre?
SLT is an affordable, low cost, cultural literacy program. Serving children from diverse communities, ensuring that each child has a healthy start, in protecting their heritage and image of self from within surrounding communities of Oklahoma City. Our Innovative Reading Program offers an experiential curriculum, through SOIL GrassRoots Academy a homeschool co-op that helps children develop a love for reading and theatre, while increasing self confidence and positive attitudes towards experiential learning.
Who is this program designed for?
Our program offers literary sessions though varying community events and venues from spring to summer, SLT provides a theatre style instruction to small groups of 10 and larger groups of no more than 30 children (Grades Pre-K – 6th) from diverse communities across Oklahoma City and surrounding counties.
How to book a session?
SLT offers daily and weekly sessions for community groups, organizations, as well as private events (i.e., homeschool groups and birthday parties). We also offer a five-day Spring Break Culture Camp that begins April 2nd – 6th, 2018.
The program runs Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Children can be dropped off after 8:45 am and children must be picked up by 1:30 pm.
*SOIL LITERACY THEATRE will not meet in the month of July 2018 due to the birth of the founders 4th child.
What does it cost per session?
SLT is a low cost literacy theatre program that offers a unique opportunity for children to build confidence and self pride. The cost of the program is approximately $275 – $475 per child to operate in full capacity. We offer to enroll children at a base cost on a sliding scale to help the parents or families in economic hardship. In our pay it forward program we encourage those that can pay a little more to do so in order to unhold the integrity of the program, this making our services accessible to all. FAMILIES ARE NOT TURNED AWAY FOR INABILITY TO PAY
Who facilitates the SOIL Literacy Theatre?
SLT is designed of parents and memebers of the arts community to participate as “Gate Keepers.” The children are given goals based upon age group, and become “Youth Culture Keepers.” The “Gate Keepers” are members of the MELs Program. A fatherhood initiative launched by Fatherhood Practitioner, Mel Ellis for fathers by fathers to encourage nightly storey time between fathers and children. All facilitating participants have some type of theatrical training and are qualified to deliver the innovative curriculum. Our cultural enrichment activities employ a STrEaM model that adds an exciting learning experience for multi-age children in a safe and empowering environment.
How do I register my child?
Individuals wishing to book a session for their child, school, or organization can visit our Request Your Experience page to request an application. Applications are reviewed and participants are selected based upon availability and program needs.
Our Unique Approach
- Pre-enrollment reading a assessments
- Culture Keepers will learn from books that will be added to their own library
- Allergy friendly foods for week long events
- Multi-age groups work as teams
- Understanding By Design curriculum
How do I learn more about the Literacy Theatre Program?
For additional information about enrolling your child or about the program contact firstname.lastname@example.org