Targeting Our People’s Priorities With Service (TOPPS) is a non-profit community based organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and their community in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. TOPPS was founded in 2002 by Executive Director, Annette Dove, and is located in Jefferson County, Arkansas, where roughly one out of every four people lives in poverty.
The staff & mentors of DREAMS/TOPPS would like to congratulate our former DREAMS students on their accomplishments from this past 2013-2014 school term: congrats to Brandon Allen-Jolly on making the Dean's List at the University of Central Arkansas, Tavia Washington for all A's (4.0 GPA) Dean's List from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and to Josh Caver at the University of Arkansas for completing the school year with a 3.0 GPA! We are so proud of these students and wish them much continued success!!
Beginning June 9- August 8, 2014 TOPPS will start its summer Arkansas Special Nutrition feeding program and its youth programs. TOPPS will be feeding youth 18 & under for free at TOPPS Big Rec Teen Center and Unity Temple Church. Breakfast will be from 8:00 to 9:00 at Big Rec teen center and lunch will be from 12:00-1:00 at the teens center & other locations around the community! The summer program will also be going on for a small fee at the TOPPS #1 location and TOPPS Big Rec Teen Center. Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m - 5:30 p.m. To find out more information please give our office a call Monday- Friday (870) 850-6011
TOPPS would like to thank everyone that gave donations, sponsored a child or prayed for safe travels for us as we traveled to Washington, DC June 1-June 5, 2014. Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King Memorial, US Capital were among a few of the places we toured! The staff and youth are grateful for continued support shown to us by the community!
Let's get back to reading. TOPPS will host a summer Reading Program called 1,000,000 pages to Excellence developed by Senior advisor Mike Dove. This program is sponsored by Dollar General Foundation, Kids Need to Read, Pine Bluff Community Foundation and TOPPS! The program challenges the community to read 1,000,000 pages by the end of the summer. It began May 17 and goes through August 25. For more information please contact our office 870-850-6011
JOLLY TIME popcorn is awarding 1,000 dollar grants to people who do good in their communities. Annette Dove & TOPPS has been nominated! Learn more here: jollytime.com/kernelsofkindness #kernelsofkindness
To celebrate 100 years of JOLLY TIME, we want to share the joy we’ve felt for a century. In honor of our big birthday, we will be awarding 100 $1,000 grants to people and organizations around the country who bring joy and happiness to others by doing good in their communities. Do you know someone wh…
Congratulations to Tavia Washington on receiving the Freshman Scholastic Achievement Award for her 4.0 grade point average from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff! Tavia is a 2013 graduate of White Hall High School and has completed her first year at UAPB! Tavia is a former DREAMS student and now a DREAMS mentor! We are very proud of you Tavia, keep up the excellent work!
The staff of TOPPS/DREAMS would like to congratulate Brandon Jolly Allen on completing his first year at the University of Central Arkansas. Brandon is a 2013 graduate of Watson Chapel High School. He went on to enroll at UCA majoring in Health Sciences for Physical Therapy! Brandon completed his first year with a GPA of 3.73 and cumulative GPA of 3.6! Congratulations Brandon We are So proud of you!
TOPPS wants to congratulate Tiara Davis former TOPPS/DREAMS student. Tiara graduated April 11, 2014 from basic training with the United States Airforce. Her BMT flight won warrior flight, She was in band flight, tactical deployment leader at the BEAST, and She won a Thunderbolt award for pt due to a score of 90%. Tiara is Airman First Class & selected for Honor Guard, This will be her primary job for 2-3 years! We are proud of Tiara Davis & wish her all the best in her future endeavors!!
TOPPS will hold its 2014 Health Fair tomorrow April 12, 2014. There will be FREE health screenings for Blood Pressure, Blood Glucose, Cholesterol, HIV and weight! Any family that attends the Healthy Eating lecture from 10:30-11:15 a.m. will receive one FREE food box per family! Please come out to TOPPS Big Rec and receive some great information!! Sponsored by TOPPS, Arkansas Minority Health Commission and Blue and You Foundation