When 8-year-old Teagan Stedman heard that his friend was battling non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, he wanted to act, to contribute. "There was really nothing I could do. There was kind of this wall for youth to get involved in the cause," explains this young man, now headed into the tenth grade at the Westminster
By Savannah Evanoff For The OklahomanIt started with a small community center building 20 years ago.
The same organization that now serves more than 700 Oklahoma City youths per day — keeping them off the streets, and oftentimes having so much fun they don't want to go home — began in a crowded community center building.
Jane Sutter, president and CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County, said the organization quickly outgrew the building and now serves 400 kids per day at the 35,000 square-foot Memorial Park club alone.
This year, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County will celebrate its 20th anniversary with many events including Flight for Futures.
By Brandy McDonnell Features Writer firstname.lastname@example.org As if fireworks, live music and more than 100 visual artists weren't enough, Helen Mirren, James Franco and a swashbuckling band of pirates are joining the merriment at the 37th Annual Arts Festival Oklahoma.
Plus, Oklahoma City Community College has Benedict Cumberbatch waiting in the wings.
During this year's Labor Day weekend festival, which annually draws more than 25,000 art lovers to the south Oklahoma City campus, the college is launching its foray into National Theatre Live, joining more than 1,100 venues around the world in broadcasting productions from Britain's world-renowned National Theatre in London.