Operation Progress Fort Worth empowers underserved youth to become educated, ethical and productive adults who reach their full potential and positively contribute to society. To do this, we are committed to supporting participating Scholars from elementary school through college with our comprehensive program called the Five Pillars of Success.
Operation Progress Fort Worth is a double mechanism of change. First, we set the Scholars on paths to achievement through our Five Pillars of Success programming focused on Academics, Life Skills, Health & Wellness, Service, and Support & Safety.
Second, we use the unique mentorship model and our partnership with the Fort Worth Police Department (FWPD) as a visible source of support and an opportunity for families to interact with officers in a nonenforcement environment, building relationships and trust that enhance the police-community relationship. OP offers years of support (from 3rd grade to college and/or career) for each of our Scholars. We empower them with a rigorous private school education, comprehensive life-skills programs, and wraparound case management. This model is replicated from Operation Progress LA.
The overarching goal of the 5 Pillars of Success is that our Scholars build character, social competency, leadership skills, and emotional intelligence and that they graduate from college life-ready.
Dr. Myeshia Smith is excited to serve as the inaugural Executive Director for Operation Progress Fort Worth (OPFW).
She chooses to serve the world through education, advocacy, and service. A variety of key experiences and extensive training have contributed to her commitment to advocating for equitable education and increasing social capital for youth.
In her role as Executive Director for OPFW, her primary focus is to help close the gap between a student’s school, community, and family by taking a holistic approach to providing student support. Additionally, she will focus on fostering positive police-community relationships.
Fort Worth Police Department
Amon G. Carter
Hillwood A Perot
Sid W. Richardson