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7201 W. Britton Road, OKC
(corner of N Rockwell Ave & W Britton Rd)

Whiz Kids

Whiz Kids Is Making a Difference

People from our church, and other suburban churches like Metropolitan are addressing the rampant problem of illiteracy and dropout rates in Oklahoma by serving as tutors in Whiz Kids, a ministry which helps children learn to read well. Getting a grip on reading improves their academic achievement overall, builds their self-esteem, and gives them hope […]

Inner-City Outreach

On Sunday, we will have the privilege of welcoming Mrs. Bea Jai Webb, director of the city-wide ministry of Whiz Kids. She will be at Metropolitan to say thanks for our sixteen year ministry in the lives of Oklahoma City school children. She will also remind us that there are many more children in inner-city […]

Bluegrass Music Benefits Displaced Families

For sixteen years Metropolitan Baptist Church has enjoyed a strategic partnership with Olivet Baptist Church in the Whiz Kids ministry. We have also supported urban missionary Helen Williams in her work with Olivet’s Heart and Hand Ministries. Heart and Hand provides transitional housing for homeless or abused mothers with children. The women in the program […]

Imagine

Imagine you want to learn to read, but your parents can’t help you with English. Imagine your dad is gone, and your mom has four children to feed from her earnings as a housekeeper. Imagine the thought of being at school to learn is at the bottom of your priority list because you know your […]

Whiz Kids’ Valentine’s Party

Most Valentine celebrations conclude shortly after February 14, but at Whiz Kids, the party began on the 21st. We invited families of our Whiz Kids students to join us at Olivet Baptist for dinner and activities to show our love to them. We doubled our usual count, serving approximately 120 people a lasagna dinner. Our […]

Thank You, Maurice!

For thirteen years Maurice Ferris has tapped the goodwill and generosity of his many friends to provide what he lovingly called “The Little Kids’ Christmas Party.” Motivated by the love of Jesus for the less fortunate, Maurice and his team provided a lavish holiday feast for about 250 children and members of their families every […]

A Hopeful Alternative

Last Sunday evening, District Attorney David Prater reminded us of the importance of mentoring disadvantaged children. Speaking for our Christ, Culture and Coffee symposium, he delivered what amounted to be an advertisement for Whiz Kids. One of the most effective deterrents to gangs, drugs and crime for children who live in poverty, is the spiritual […]

What’s It Like to Work with Whiz Kids?

“I love reading and want my Whiz Kid to love reading.” “I enjoy the opportunity to get to know an Hispanic family through Whiz Kids.” “There is a lot of satisfaction in seeing a child improve his reading.” These are direct quotes from our Whiz Kids tutors. While it may not always be easy, we […]