Organization Profile

Organization Profile

(A downloadable version of our Organizational Profile can be found by clicking the following link: Arkansas Commitment – Profile 2018 )


Message from the Executive Director

Since 1999, Arkansas Commitment has provided free supplemental counseling to students within the Central Arkansas Area. Our goal is to equip the students of Little Rock with the leadership skills, the academic prowess, and the exposure to institutions of higher learning to ensure a successful transition from high school to college.  In addition to college counseling from 10th-12th grades, students within our program will receive free College Essay Writing Workshops, Academic Tutors, College Tours, as well as semester-long ACT prep classes provided by Huntington Learning Center.

The Class of 2018 consisted of 30 students from 12 different high schools, a National Merit Scholar, 3 Valedictorians, musicians, student body presidents, dancers, athletes, and artists. With our intentional cultivation of the well-rounded student, 100% of the members within our 2018 senior cohort matriculated to college while receiving over $9.3 million in merit-based scholarships, need-based aid and outside scholarships.

Whether you’re a student looking for extra support or a college representative looking for the perfect match for your institution, Arkansas Commitment can help you reach your goal.


Schools Represented Within Our Program

 


At A Glance

Cost – FREE!

Selected members include 10th-12th graders

Guidance on course schedules every semester

College and Career exploration

Extensive college search assistance

Financial aid and scholarship workshops

Test preparation for the PSAT, ACT and SAT

Monthly sessions on leadership development, college readiness, and financial literacy

Community service and outreach projects

Student Profile

Average GPA: 3.8 with 4 Advanced Placement courses

Average ACT: 26-28

Class Rank: Top 5-10%

Average Total Financial Aid Package: $27,500 for 4 years

Total Financial Aid Earned: $35 million

Extra-curricular Activities: Student body presidents and vice-presidents, class presidents, varsity student-athletes and team captains, civic youth leaders, church youth leaders, cheer-leading captains, newspaper/yearbook editors, valedictorians, band section leaders, All- State/All-Region representatives, artists, poets, competitive dancers, numerous recipients of area honors and awards, summer enrichment program attendees and researchers


Special Programs

ACT Preparation

In an effort to eliminate the stereotype of African-Americans receiving lower test scores, each student within our program are provided with a free 7-week intensive ACT preparation course during their junior year.

 

High School Partnerships

As part of our commitment to the community of Little Rock, our program proudly partners with Hall HS and Central HS of the Little Rock School District, North Little Rock High School, and E-stem Public Charter School.

Our staff conducts a 4-part College Readiness Workshop within partner high schools that begin the college exploration process for students in grades 9-12.

 

Community Service

Students within the Arkansas Commitment program are expected to excel inside and outside of the classroom.

Outside of the classroom, students are expected to participate in community service efforts in order to maintain membership.

 

Access to Colleges

In addition to partnering with colleges throughout the country, Arkansas Commitment proudly hosts an annual College Symposium. This event allows the top 10% of students from across the Central Arkansas Area to meet with Admission Representatives from our partner colleges while they give expert insight on the college admissions process

 

Guidance

Considering that High School Counselors may have caseloads exceeding 300+, Arkansas Commitment provides one- on-one counseling to students and their families.

College Acceptances : 2010 – 2018

Agnes Scott College

Alabama A&M University

Alabama State University

Amherst College

Arkansas State University

Arkansas Tech University

Austin College

Barnard College

Barry University

Bates College

Baylor University

Belmont University

Bentley University

Berry College

Birmingham•‐Southern College

Bowdoin College

Brescia University

Bucknell University

Carleton College

Christian Brothers University

Clark Atlanta University

Colby College

Colorado College

Cornell College

Creighton University

Dartmouth College

Davidson College

Drake University

Drury University

Duke University

Eckerd College

Elon University

Emory University

Furman University

Grinnell College

Hamilton College

Hampton University

Harvey Mudd College

Henderson State University

Hendrix College

High Point University

Houston Baptist University

Howard University

 

 

Jackson State University

Johns Hopkins University

Kansas State University

Kenyon College

Lafayette College

Lake Forest College

Lamar University

Langston University

Loyola University – New Orleans

Lynn University

Lyon College

Macalester College

Marist College

Marymount Manhattan College

Middlebury College

Millsaps College

Missouri State University

Morehouse College

North Carolina A&T University

Occidental College

Oklahoma State University

Ouachita Baptist University

Philander Smith College

Pitzer College

Pomona College

Princeton University

Rhodes College

Rice University

Roosevelt University

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

St. Louis University

Samford University

Scripps College

Sewanee: The Univ. of the South

Smith College

Southern Arkansas University

Southern Methodist University

Southern  University

Southwest Baptist University

Southwest University

Spelman College

St. Olaf College

Stetson University

Tennessee State University

Texas Christian University

The American Academy of Dramatic Arts

The Boston Conservatory

The NY Conservatory for Dramatic Arts

Tisch School of NYU

Trinity University

Tufts University

Tuskegee University

Union University University of Alabama

University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

University of California – Santa Barbara

University of Central Arkansas

University of Central Oklahoma

University of Dayton

University of Hartford

University of Kansas

University of Memphis

University of Miami

University of Missouri

University of Oklahoma

University of Richmond

University of Southern California

University of the Pacific

University of Tennessee-Knoxville

University of Tulsa

Vanderbilt University

Vassar College

Virginia Commonwealth University

Wake Forest University

Washington and Lee University

Washington University in St. Louis

Washington and Jefferson University

Wellesley College

Wesleyan University

Westminster College

Wheaton College

Williams College

Wofford College