Mission and History

History

In 1988, Parent Promise was founded by members of the Exchange Club of Oklahoma City service organization and opened its doors as The Exchange Club Center.

In 2001, the Center expanded its services to include public education about parenting and child development, community awareness and parent support services to make available parenting and family resources to all parents in our community.

Since its inception, Parent Promise has helped more than 6,000 Oklahoma families provide loving and nurturing homes for their children so they may have happy childhoods and grow into independent adults who contribute to their communities.

Today, Parent Promise is supported by three local Exchange Clubs, the Exchange Club of Oklahoma City, the Exchange Club of Downtown Oklahoma City and the Edmond Morning Exchange Club, as well as the Oklahoma State Department of Health and numerous foundations and individual community members. The organization is accredited by the National Exchange Club and is accredited by and recognized as the Oklahoma Chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America.

We believe every child has a fundamental right to grow, play and learn in a safe and nurturing environment so they have every opportunity in life to succeed. It is because of this belief that we are committed to supporting the public awareness campaigns and activities of Prevent Child Abuse America.

Mission

To prevent the neglect and abuse of Oklahoma’s children through parent education and support.