Youth Services For Oklahoma County Holds Christmas Party

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 7:46 pm
By: News 9

Christmas is three weeks from today, and for some kids in Oklahoma, there won't be any presents under the tree this year. But one organization is trying to change that.

Youth Services for Oklahoma County hosted its annual Christmas party for homeless teens. It's all part of their SKIL program, or supporting kids in independent living.

Gabrel and Paula are two teenagers out there on their own. They told News 9 they sometimes bounce around from couch to couch, but both have big dreams.

Paula wants to join the National Guard and become a registered nurse. Her favorite present? A book to help her study.

Gabrel has worked as a handyman since he was 12, and for the first time, he now has his own set of tools.

But even with the great presents, which both teenagers say are more necessity than want, they get something even more out of the SKIL program.

The YSOC is always asking for donations.

Learn more about how you can help.