As a young girl growing up in poverty and now as a young adult striving to “beat the odds” everyday, I never realized how I did it. Until one day I wrote down a list of all the people I had learned from both good and bad. That day I realized, it takes a village. Providing youth just like myself the resources they need make a way for better opportunities that will help them succeed. ARK is aware it doesn’t just take one opportunity or one resource. Consistant support and perminate connections are important when helping improve the lives of these youth who are at-risk. Our vision is to help youth persevere through life instilling infinite hope that their dreams become reality.