P.A.R.K. is a non-profit organization which was established in 1993 by
·Keith Jackson is a native of Arkansas who graduated from the University of Oklahoma and played in the NFL from 1988-1997 for the Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins and Green Bay Packers.
The Mission of P.A.R.K. is to provide "high-risk" students the opportunity to further their education by completing high school so they can attend college.
There are three major goals for each student in the program:
These goals are achieved by providing a positive atmosphere built on love, nuturing and discipline.
Hours of Operation:In the fall, we have partnered with First Student School Bus Transportation Service to transport our students from their prospective schools to our facility. The fall hours are 8:00 am – 5:00 pm on Monday and 8:00 am - 7:00 pm. Tuesday through Friday. Every summer, P.A.R.K. has the Summer Enrichment Program from June – July. Students attend P.A.R.K. daily from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
P.A.R.K. is an after school and summer program based in Little Rock, Arkansas,
which operates Monday through Friday throughout the entire year.
Students enter the program in the 8th grade; P.A.R.K.’s role is a 5-year commitment to the students to help ensure graduation from high school, as well as individual growth.
P.A.R.K.’s student capacity is 250.
Each day, P.A.R.K. provides a safe environment for students to complete academic requirements as well as::
The P.A.R.K. Story
We Identify Students At Risk
Most students are “high risk” because they have GPA’s of 2.5 or less before they enter the program.
These individuals have high academic potential, despite their current poor performance in school.
They are often ineligible for school sports and clubs due to their low academic performance.
They typically end up “on the streets” after school and during the summer it they do not enter our program.
Most students have no educational vision of attending college but will become first generation college students.