At least eight University of Arkansas at Little Rock students were recruited to be AR Kids Read tutors
during the university’s service learning fair.
“We just asked students three simple questions: do you like to read, do you like kids, and do you have
one hour a week of free time,” explained Charlie Conklin, Executive Director. “The students we spoke
with saw that it was an easy commitment for them, and one that would really make a difference in the
life of a child.”
UALR students are required to complete service learning hours in many courses, and the service learning
fair provides a way for them to find opportunities to complete those hours. “With the service learning
requirement and the fact that there are several elementary schools so close to campus, it’s a really easy way
for students to help themselves and help others,” said Kirsten Elliott, Public Relations Intern. “Wilson, Bale,
and Franklin Elementary schools are convenient options for interested UALR students,” she continued.