The Margaret Hudson Program

Creating healthy futures
for teen families

Our Mission

The Margaret Hudson Program provides comprehensive academic and family support services to help teen mothers succeed in life and parent healthy families.

 

Special guest Wanda Pratt, mother of professional basketball star Kevin Durant, will be the featured Keynote Speaker, read her bio.

Sweet Cravings is an annual fundraising event benefitting the Margaret Hudson Program. Saturday, March 28, 2015, 7:00 pm-10:00 pm, DoubleTree Hotel at Warren Place.

In recently confirmed news, MHP is thrilled to announce the addition of Wanda Pratt as a featured Keynote Speaker at Sweet Cravings Gala. Wanda, who is the mother of Oklahoma Thunder basketball star Kevin Durant, raised Kevin and her first son Anthony largely as a single mom. She gave birth to Anthony when she was only 18 years old and to Kevin when she was 21.

Wanda Pratt, lovingly known by many as “Mama Durant,” travels the country sharing her life experience with women of all ages and single mothers. Read the press release.

The Margaret Hudson Program provides pregnant and parenting teen mothers an opportunity to continue their academic education with the support of childcare and comprehensive social and health services. In addition, the program provides adolescent pregnancy prevention education for our students and their families. Join us and enjoy great sweets and desserts from Tulsa’s finest restaurants and confectionaries.

Sweet Cravings is an annual fundraising event benefitting the Margaret Hudson Program. Saturday, March 28, 2015, 7:00 pm-10:00 pm, DoubleTree Hotel at Warren Place.

Pictured below: Four of the MHP Graduates of Distinction who will be inducted in the “MHP Hall of Fame” at the Sweet Cravings Gala Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the DoubleTree Hotel at Warren Place. Left to right: Dr. Lana Turner-Addison, Emily Scott, Jamesha Williams and Paula Marshall. Read their bios in the March 9 issue of the MHP Weekly Update.

During the Sweet Cravings Gala on March 28th at the DoubleTree Hotel at Warren Place, MHP Grads of Distinction will be inducted in the MHP Hall of Fame for outstanding contributions they have made in our community. A total of 10 inaugural Grads of Distinction will be inducted, including: Dr. Lana Turner-Addison, Tulsa Public School Board Member; Paula Marshall, CEO Bama Companies; Emily Scott, Registered Nurse; Jamesha Williams, Trish Allison, Christian Oliva, all MHP Board Members; Kim Jackson; Brenda Heigl; Zapporah Lucre and Alisa Bell. In addition, former MHP Graduate Mickie Taylor, whose life ended tragically in an auto accident will be recognized.

The Margaret Hudson Program provides pregnant and parenting teen mothers an opportunity to continue their academic education with the support of childcare and comprehensive social and health services. In addition, the program provides adolescent pregnancy prevention education for our students and their families. Join us and enjoy great sweets and desserts from Tulsa’s finest restaurants and confectionaries. Read the press release.

Sweet Cravings will prove to be a fun-filled event with much excitement. Guests will have an opportunity to participate in both live and silent auctions. Silent auction items will include themed baskets such as: Made in Oklahoma, Summer Ready, Healthy Beauty, Spa and Beauty, Claremore and Muskogee Samplers, and numerous others. Live auction items will include: Vacation get-aways, Household Designs, Wine and Dinner for 5 prepared by a renowned local chef at the lovely home of Paula Marshall, Porcelain Bridal Doll fully articulated, Household Furniture, Pinot’s Palette Artwork, Dinner for 4 at Summit Club, and several others. In addition, a raffle “Stock Your Bar”, winner take all, will be announced at the end of the event.

The Honorary Chairs of Sweet Cravings for 2015 are Dr. Jorge Gonzalez and Gloria Kelley Gonzalez, owner of GKG and Associates. Read Dr. Gonzalez and Ms. Gonzalez's bio.

Become a sponsor – Sponsorship packages range from $250 to $20,000 with a variety of benefits. To register for a sponsorship or buy a ticket visit our convenient online registration page Sweet Cravings or download our  Sponsorship Form for a list of available sponsorships (please download and save your completed form and return Dr. Genell Coleman, Executive Director, colemge@tulsaschools.or  or mail with check to: 1136 S. Allegheny Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74112).

Purchase a ticket – $75 per person. Please note, tickets are not issued. Guests will check-in by name and reservations only. See for Ticket Form (please download and save your completed form and return to Dr. Genell Coleman, Executive Director, colemge@tulsaschools.org or mail with check to: 1136 S. Allegheny Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74112).

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To make a donation with a check, please mail to: Margaret Hudson Program, 1136 S. Allegheny Ave., Tulsa OK 74112. Attn: Dayna Smith.

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Sun Life Rising Stars award to MHP

OKC Thunder Courtside Reporter Lesley McCaslin Surprises Two ‘Rising Star’ Students with College Scholarships; Helps Sun Life Financial Award $110,000 to Tulsa/Oklahoma City Area Students & Nonprofit Organizations at Special Pre-game Ceremony.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma City and Margaret Hudson Program, Inc. among 12 exceptional organizations honored as Sun Life Rising Stars for commitment to education before Thunder vs. Kings Game. Read press release.

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Thank you United Way Day of Caring 2014 companies and volunteers!

The Margaret Hudson Program (MHP) gladly welcomed ninety-six (96) volunteers for the Day of Caring on September 5, 2014. The volunteers were from AVB Bank, Broken Arrow Public Schools, Clary Sage College, Indian Nations Professional Photographers Association, Jim Norton Toyota, Tulsa Community College, Tulsa Tech, Williams and VanGuard to our Broken Arrow and Tulsa campuses.

Students participated in various sessions with volunteers including scrapbooking, makeup and healthy hair, manicures, professional photos, and some students learned the basics of auto 101. There were outside beautification projects completed along with storage shed reorganization at Tulsa, and indoor cleaning. Thank you to all of the agencies who worked really hard contributing their time to MHP! See more photos!


2014 MHP Tulsa and Broken Arrow campus staff