The overall concept evolved in 2013 when a group of concerned African-American men
explored ways of improving the education of young students in the community. With an
overarching desire to make a difference, they adopted the name, "Arrested Potential, Inc. as a
sign of their commitment to assist students in learning how to navigate obstacles and reach their
full potential. These men believed strongly that, that if they leveraged their collective talents and
resources, they could become the change agents in their community and create value systems
within children and parents whereby they become self-sufficient and acquire skill sets that enable
them to overcome poverty.