Dr. Arik King is committed to helping secondary school students master math and science in an applied learning environment. His doctoral research involves using computer games to improve math achievement in 7th grade students.
His commitment to breaking the cycle of poverty in African American and Hispanic communities by introducing students to lucrative STEM professions is what provided the foundation for his creation of Future Kings in 2010.
Since its inception, Future Kings has served more than 1,000 students and delivered STEM majors to universities including Yale, Johns Hopkins, George Mason, University of West Virginia, University of Virginia, Norfolk State, Virginia Commonwealth, Virginia State, Old Dominion, and Morehouse College. We have also sent students to Northern Virginia Community College.
Through grants and/or contributions and numerous volunteers serving as mentors and instructors, Future Kings’ has built a firm foundation.