Johnson O’ Malley Program
The mission of the Kanza Human Development Division Johnson O’Malley (JOM) program is to offer avenues for achievement to Native children through the active participation of students and parents in academic and cultural education.
The Johnson-O’Malley Program is a federally funded initiative established by the Johnson-O’Malley Act of 1934. This legislation enables contracts for the education of eligible Indian students in public schools and formerly private schools. The Kanza Human Development Division JOM program operates locally, following an educational plan approved by the Bureau of Indian Education. This plan includes educational objectives designed to meet the specific needs of eligible American Indian and Alaska Native students.
M-F: 8am – 4:00pm
400 E Central Suite 206, Ponca City
How it works.
This incentive/attendance program is offered to Native American students from three years of age to 8th grade who are enrolled in our service area that includes Blackwell, Kildare, Newkirk, Peckham or Ponca City Schools.
- Cap/gown tuition assistance for seniors
- ACT/SAT fee reimbursement
- Tutoring as needed
- $50 school supply vouchers
- Native American culture activities such as making frybread, fringing shawls, learning to drum, etc. and field trips
- Assistance in enrolling in Oklahoma Promise
- Assistance applying for scholarships and building an academic portfolio