Organized Parents Make A Difference
Literacy Based After-School Enrichment Programs
OPMAD is a grassroots organization started by parents.
Started by parents of Hartford Public School children to broaden the experiences and interests of students and give them positive peer and adult role-models.
In 1992 a group of eight parents, who were running after-school programs in their children’s schools, met to discuss the issues they were facing. Some parents couldn’t find resources, some were concerned about the safety of the children in drop-in centers and all were frustrated by the lack of programs for elementary age children.
OPMAD at a Glance
We work to enhance the quality of life for Hartford children and provide a community designed prevention model that results in healthy, well-adjusted, successful children and families.