Our Mission

“To provide after school/summer enrichment programming for at-risk youth ages 3-18 with an emphasis on Math, English and Science tutoring, fine arts, arts and crafts, computer literacy, life skills coaching, job readiness, and recreation. We provide a safe environment where kids can fellowship with each other as well as adult mentors. In addition to our curriculum, we address issues that plague youth such as; homelessness, violence, drug addiction, alcoholism, gang activity, teen pregnancy/parenthood. We present to them Biblical lessons to teach them honesty, respect, integrity, responsibility, choices, cooperation and self worth.”

ADULTS REACHING KIDS (ARK)

SUMMER DAY CAMP

Beginning June 17th – August 2nd spend your Summer on the A.R.K.

Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

*Ages 3-14  *Cost $50 per week *Free Breakfast, Lunch & Snack

*Special rate for sibling groups

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About The A.R.K

The A.R.K (ADULTS REACHING KIDS) After School/Summer Enrichment Program for at-risk youth provides spiritual, educational, recreational, mentoring and life skills training which are critical human service needs currently underutilized in the community. This program builds relationships within the community, helps foster a love for learning, socializing, and nurtures confident independent decision making skills. In providing these resources, The A.R.K. aims to create a dialogue between generations that leads to greater cultural awareness and sharing of wisdom while giving youth the skills they need to be productive citizens in society.

Rev. Dr. Daniel McKizzie and wife Annie McKizzie founded The A.R.K. in 2008. Together they bring over seventeen years of experience nurturing over 70 foster and five adopted children in their home. In 2005 the McKizzie’s were nominated by Senator Norm Coleman as “Angels of Adoption” for the State of Minnesota and were presented with an award by the U.S. Congress’ Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute.

The A.R.K.’s guiding values are to R.E.A.C.H. at risk youth at an early age.

    • “R” Restoring youth back to the original condition meant for them.

    • “E” Equipping youth by furnishing them with what is needed to succeed.

    • “A” Anchoring youth by standing by their side giving them security and a shoulder to lean on.

    • “C” Caring for youth by showing genuine concern and interest in their well being.

  • “H” Helping youth by giving them the aid and assistance they need spiritually, physically, socially and emotionally.