We believe strongly that preparing for tomorrow starts with the youth of today. That’s why we partner with our community schools to offer a variety of educational programs for teachers and students.
From providing grants for teacher projects to educating our youth about electrical safety, we strive to provide students with the resources they need to be wise energy managers in the future.
Teacher Grant Program
OGE Energy Corp. has funded almost $400,000 in teacher grants since 2003. Our grant program pays out $30,000 each year, funding up to $1,000 for each selected project. Classroom grants are available to teachers of pre-K through grade 12 at public school in OG&E’s service territories in Oklahoma and western Arkansas. Qualifying projects will be in the area of reading, science, mathematics, technology, energy and the environment.
Grant funds may not be used for the following purposes: seminars, workshops, teacher or staff salaries, trips for teachers or staff, camps, competitions, field trips, reducing or eliminating debt, purchase or maintenance of computer hardware, tablets, smart phones or other electronic devices, school supplies, honoraria, capital improvement projects or advertising. Grant applications must be submitted online through our teachers portal.
Click here to view the program overview.
Need help using the online application? Review the Online Application Instructions.
4th Grade Electrical Safety Program
From Ben Franklin to Nikola Tesla to George Westinghouse, the discovery and development of electric power has been one of history's most important achievements. But when electricity isn't handled carefully, it can be deadly. Both lightning and the electricity generated from OG&E plants should be treated with respect and attention to safety.
That's why we designed the 4th Grade Electrical Safety Program to teach kids the importance of playing it safe and sound when electricity is around. We encourage families to have fun while learning safety tips for the home and outdoors. This program is FREE to 4th grade teachers in schools served by OG&E. E-mail: email@example.com if you would like to schedule the program for your class.
Watch our Kids Safety Videos
The Prairie Project
The Prairie Project was developed in the department of natural resource ecology and management at Oklahoma State University, in cooperation with OGE Energy Corp. It is an informative and useful tool for youth and teachers.
On the Prairie Project website you will find great tutorials on plants, animals, fire, grazing, and energy. You’ll also find information about how energy in the prairie comes from wind, storms, oil and natural gas, and discover how each of these forms of energy is different from one another.
OG&E supports education. Here, children from Positive Tomorrows visit Oklahoma City University's Norick Art Center to hear OGE Energy Chairman, President and CEO Sean Trauschke, OG&E COO Keith Mitchell, and OCU President Robert Henry read from their favorite books. They also viewed an exhibition with over 20 years of the best illustrations from children's literature. OG&E and Enable Midstream Partners were the exhibit sponsors.
If it’s not treated with the appropriate respect, the same electricity that lights up your life can also be dangerous.
Avoid big trouble with these powerful safety tips.
A few powerful pointers that can help you avoid the shock of your life.