P.A.R.K. receives 25K donation from Entergy Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) - Keith Jackson accepts a $25,000 donation from Entergy Arkansas' Jay Hartman Tuesday morning to help pay for programs at a community outreach organization. Positive Atmosphere Reaches Kids (P.A.R.K.) is a non-profit organization dedicated to provide high-risk students an atmosphere in which they can thrive personally and academically. The program was established in southwest Little Rock in 1993 by Jackson, a former professional football player. The goal of the organization is to promote high school graduation and college attendance. The after-school and summer program operates Monday through Friday throughout the year. The program assists 250 students for five years, grades 8-12, with homework, tutoring, recreational activities, leadership development, and involvement in community services. Hartman, a customer service representative for Entergy Arkansas, also serves on the P.A.R.K. board of directors.