We understand that helping children complete school gives them a much better position to take advantage of opportunities and a path of success for the future. To make this happen, we provide healthy out of school time (OST) programming that involves after-school and summer programs, mentoring and tutoring. Our overall goal is to increase school enrollment and proficiency levels for children in our program.

(Currently on hold due to Covid19)
In partnership with LRSD elementary schools, we provide a high-quality afterschool program for sponsored youth in 1st-5th grade at Wakefield and Stephens elementary schools. The program includes age and developmentally appropriate academic and enrichment sessions incorporating supplemental parental engagement activities and special programs on STEM and Art. Certified teachers give kids a boost in literacy and math, while Enrichment “club” leaders give kids the chance to immerse themselves in a new talent such as robotics, stepping, martial arts, and business. Our students take field trips that open their minds, perform throughout the community and participate in activities where they can give back. Giving back is an important part of CI’s education programs.


During the summer, our camp serves rising 1st-8th grade students from Central and Southwest Little Rock. This 6 week camp helps participants improve their emotional well-being through exposure, experience and expression of various arts! Students also get the opportunity to maintain their reading and math skills so that they are ready for the next school year!

For more information on our current program offerings, click here.