When Corrigan Revels enrolled at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2011, he didn’t imagine that one of the main crowds he would run with would be made up of children.
The graduate of Magnolia High School decided to sign up for UALR’s African American Male Initiative, a program geared toward retention and success of students through advising, skills training, and mentor pairing. Revels didn’t quite understand his mentor’s enthusiasm, but he was happy to be along for the ride. One day his mentor had him assist with a turkey giveaway in conjunction with Children International, a non-profit sponsored by UALR that is focused on fighting poverty. That day, Revels caught the community service bug.