USA: UrbanPromise Arkansas

North Little Rock, Arkansas
About this ministry

UrbanPromise Arkansas was launched in May 2016 with a summer camp program for 1st-5th graders in the high-need neighborhood of Baring Cross in North Little Rock, AR. In May 2018, Camp Joy was created for 6th-8th graders. The vision of UrbanPromise Arkansas is to be a community in Christ of servant leadership and transformation, seeking a full life for all involved: urban youth, families, volunteers, and staff in the neighborhoods of our cities. Our mission is to equip youth with the skills necessary for academic achievement, life management, personal growth, and servant leadership. 

Areas of Focus

AfterSchool Programs

  • Weekly time of worship and Bible study
  • One on one tutoring provides effective academic support
  • Meaningful relationships with committed tutors and StreetLeaders

Summer Camp Program

  •  Art, Recreation, Bible, and Zany Brainy classes are taught by summer missionaries
  •  Basketball, praise dance, and art clubs are led by our StreetLeaders
  •  Exciting field trips: kayaking, swimming, and hiking!

StreetLeader Program

  • Job readiness program
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring and college prep
Our afterschool program and summer camp operate in the neighborhood of Baring Cross, N. Little Rock.
Our StreetLeader program has provided 9 teens a job and the chance to make a difference in their community.
We have over 25 weekly volunteers, mostly retired educators, who come and tutor our kids.