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Peake Partnership

The Peake Partnership was established between Ouachita Baptist University and Peake Elementary in the fall of 2014.

OBU student tutors visit Peake once or twice a week to work with 4th and 5th grade students on a variety of subjects. This program seeks to not only help improve the mastery of needed skills for students in these grades, but to provide companionship, support, and to serve as a steady and positive force.

OBU students of all areas and levels of study may apply to volunteer as a tutor. 


For more information contact:
Leigh Anne McKinney, associate director of the Elrod Center
mckinneyl@obu.edu // 870-245-5320


"Motivation is a big factor and many lack motivation because they find the work difficult, they don’t have anyone to help them at home, they don’t have anyone giving their undivided attention. So when our college students have come in to work with them, their motivation has skyrocketed. They want to get that work done. They look forward each week when the tutor comes back and they ask their teacher over and over again ‘when is he coming?’ or ‘when is she coming?’"
“The kids I work with at Peake teach me as much or more than I teach them. They really enjoy learning and that makes me look forward to their futures. It is such a blessing to see them progress each week and the confidence it gives them."


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