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Oklahoma Thunderbird Youth Academy Launches New Website

Site provides information on program to reclaim at-risk youths

Pryor Creek, Okla.– December 27, 2013 –Oklahoma’s Thunderbird Youth Academy recently launched a new program website (http://www.ok.gov/thunderbird). The site provides information about Oklahoma’s Thunderbird Youth Academy, and the National Guard Youth ChallenNGe Program, a community-based program which trains and mentors 16-18 year old high school dropouts so that they can become productive citizens in America’s future.

“Thunderbird Youth Academy has graduated more than 3,700 of Oklahoma's at-risk teens, putting them on a path of success,” said Thunderbird Youth Academy Director, Cherie Stierwalt. “I am pleased that this new site can raise awareness of what Thunderbird Youth Academy can do for Oklahoma’s at-risk youth.”

In addition to program information, the new website offers a cadet application form, which is submitted online, program information in English and Spanish, and easily accessible frequently asked questions for those interested in the Thunderbird Youth Academy Programs.

The new website was built using OK.gov’s GoGov Web Management Suite, allowing for easy and quick web development and maintenance, while utilizing a standard state agency web template. The Thunderbird Youth Academy website and services result from a partnership between the Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES)and OK.gov. More information about the new site can be found at http://www.ok.gov/thunderbird.

About the Thunderbird Youth Academy
Thunderbird Youth Academyis located within the City of Pryor in Northeastern Oklahoma. The shared mission of Thunderbird Youth Academyand the National Guard Youth Challenge Program is to intervene in and reclaim the lives of 16-18 year old high school dropouts, producing program graduates with the values, life skills, education, and self-discipline necessary to succeed as productive citizens.

About OK.gov
OK.gov is the official website of the state of Oklahoma and a collaborative effort between the Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES)and Oklahoma Interactive, LLCto help Oklahoma government entities Web-enable their information services. OMES is responsible for OK.gov. Oklahoma Interactive operates, maintains, and markets OK.gov and is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.

About NIC
NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government portals, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment serviceshelp reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. NICprovides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.

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