Where Every Student is a Leader
At SOAR, we believe every child has the capacity to be a leader - in their schools, families and communities. Yet many of the critical supports and opportunities kids need to develop their full potential are out of reach for working families in NWA.
Filling the gap between the school day and the work day, SOAR provides a safe and affordable place for kids to learn, build healthy relationships with peers and adults, and practice the public speaking and leadership skills they'll need for future success.
Surrounded by the most passionate and energetic staff around, SOAR students are celebrated and embraced for who they are today and what we know they'll accomplish tomorrow.
SOAR kids are eager to learn and are motivated to succeed. They also love being part of a team and are willing to put themselves out there to grow as leaders. They love their family and their community and can't wait to do BIG things for themselves and others.
For SOAR students, experts routinely point out that gaps in supports and opportunities eventually lead to gaps in achievements and outcomes. Quality afterschool programs like SOAR help narrow the income-achievement gap in math, improve academic and behavioral outcomes and reduce school absences. Moreover, we know that the support system provided by SOAR serves as motivation for success in life.