The Greenwood Leadership Academy held 5k and Fun Run to improve STEM and after-school programs.
The race, which was held in the Gilcrease Hills neighborhood, saw over 1,000 runners registered and raised $6,000-plus for students at the academy.
"One of the first runs here in the north Tulsa neighborhood Gilcrease Hills Community. We're here to really run for our students," said the academy's interim executive director, Jabar Shumate.
To Greenwood leaders and parents, after-school programs are essential in a student's educational growth.
They believe it sets them up for the future.
"The after school or the extended working time is critical for students. Not just to have something to do after school, but also to enhance the learning that they've done during the school day," said Tulsa School Board Member Jania Wester.
Shumate said the money raised is necessary for career readiness in the community.
"Extremely important. We know the educational gaps for students in this community in Tulsa north are large. We're on a mission to really close the achievement gap," Shumate said.