The ACT Prep Program helps Pulaski County students avoid remediation and improve their ACT scores. ACT Prep classes are held each spring, summer, and fall. Initiated in 2006, our ACT Prep program provides 9th-12th graders a full-length practice exam, training on the four ACT subject areas (English, math, reading and science) and teaches test-taking strategies. Student participants earn an average of one to three-point increase in their ACT scores according to a formal review of the program.
NexGen Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) works to educate and engage young people ages 12 – 17 who live in the following Little Rock ZIP codes: 72204, 72205, 72210, 72211, 72212. The YLA curriculum is designed to inspire academic achievement, community service, cultural understanding, and physical/mental wellbeing. Through mentor relationships, students learn to evaluate personal challenges and choices and explore entrepreneurship and other career pathways.
The Little Scholars Academy serves children ages 6 through 11 with a strong focus on academic enhancement, cultural enrichment, community service, and health and physical fitness. Students engage in activities to enhance overall academic performance while developing healthy habits, civic responsibility, character, and leadership skills. A majority of the Academy’s little scholars achieve honor roll status.
The NexGen Little Scholars Academy is located at the Second Baptist Church in Little Rock. Little Scholars serves children ages 6 through 11 who live in the following Little Rock ZIP codes: 72204, 72205, 72210, 72211, and 72212. Curriculum is focused on academic enhancement, cultural enrichment, community service, and health and physical fitness. Students engage in activities to enhance overall academic performance while developing healthy habits, civic responsibility, character, and leadership skills. A majority of the Academy’s little scholars achieve honor roll status.
Vision 2025 is an innovative program identifying young women in the 9th through 12th grades with extraordinary potential and empowers them as leaders. The yearlong program focuses on empowerment, building leadership skills, mentoring, community service, academic enrichment, and academic & career advising. Young women engage in activities including: tutoring, college tours, leadership conferences, service-learning, ACT prep, cultural enrichment, health and nutrition education, physical fitness, professional development workshops, self-esteem building opportunities, etiquette coaching dinners, college readiness workshops, and much more!
A Shoe Into Success provides health, nutrition, and physical fitness education to select classrooms in Pulaski County. While educating children about health and physical fitness we incorporate academic development, literacy enhancement, and mentorships. Through grant funding and community partnerships, A Shoe Into Success provides free Nike athletic shoes to program participants.
When the 100 Suits program was announced earlier this year, the goal was simple – provide a suit to 100 young men from underserved areas of Pulaski County. As we near our 100th donated suit, we know the need is still great. So, Youth Services will continue to collect donations of new or gently worn suits and business wear accessories.