Welcome to the ARK Educational Resource Center

Welcome to the ARK Educational Resource Center Welcome to the ARK Educational Resource Center Welcome to the ARK Educational Resource Center

Our After-School Program provides One-on-One Tutoring along with Monthly Parent Information Sessions and Teen Group Meetings



 ARK Parents,Students, Volunteers and Community Stakeholders, Governor Carney has informed everyone that Delaware schools are closed through the end of the school year. In response to this decision, the ARK Board of Directors will meet and make decisions to best serve our students and families. Meanwhile, I want to inform you that The ARK will also remain closed for the protection of everyone. However, the ARK is here to help you in any way that we can. Tutors will continue to stay in contact with students to offer academic tutoring and encouragement during this time. We are blessed to have such incredible volunteers who support the mission and vision of The ARK. Please contact me at  302) 382-9904 for questions or concerns you may have. We are, and will always be here to help. 


Joyce Sessoms, Executive Director, Founder. Furman Sessoms, Co-Founder.

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About Us

ARK Mission

The mission of the ARK Educational Resource Center is to make a significant impact on keeping students in school who might otherwise fall through the cracks by providing comprehensive, holistic support services to keep them engaged in learning and achievement through graduation and beyond.

ARK Vision

Our vision is to prepare disadvantaged youth for life success through strategic planning and exposure to culture, opportunity and resources; motivate each student to set short-term and long-term personal, academic and career goals; stimulate the excitement of discovery and creative thinking and learning for application and growth; and to prepare tomorrow's leaders to be innovators and critical thinkers.

How Are We Different?

The ARK offers: Counseling (Individual & Group Sessions), Advocacy for Students within School and Community Systems, Tutoring and Peer Coaching, Mentoring, Personal Enrichment Opportunities, College and Career Inventory Planning, Financial Aid Resource Searches and Portfolio and Resume' Development. We serve the whole student.

Download an ARK Application

You can download an ARK application

2019-2020 ARK Application (pdf)


The ARK Liability Release & Medical Form (pdf)


The ARK Academic Tutor Application (pdf)


The ARK Volunteer Application (pdf)


Calendar of ARK Events

Please Join Us At the ARK for Our Free Monthly Information Workshops

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Contact Us

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Better yet, see us in person!

We are here to answer any questions that you may have, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

The ARK Educational Resource Center

208 East Front Street, Laurel, DE 19956

Phone: (302) 715-5318 Fax: (302) 715-5319


Monday - Thursday: 10 am -7 pm

Friday: By appointment Only

Saturday & Sunday: Closed