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Modus envisions a community in which the barrier of transportation is removed and all young people can access the services necessary to reach their full potential.
Modus is a non-profit that works to make sure all of Tulsa's youth can access essential medical and support services as well as be independent through mobility.
We do this by offering a training program to teach local 9th graders how to use Tulsa Transit and offer a volunteer-based transportation service where we partner with different agencies around Tulsa to help get their youth clients (aged 13-24) to and from their appointments safely and on-time.
So far, we have increased youth ridership for Tulsa Transit by 45% in less than a year's time and have given over 800 rides since giving our first ride in June 2017. Those numbers are still increasing and we hope to continue growing those numbers to give Tulsa's youth a chance to better themselves and be independent.