An after school academics and arts program opens in Oak Grove - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

An after school academics and arts program opens in Oak Grove

OAK GROVE, MS (WDAM) - A former USM basketball player turned high school coach is now a businessman who is impacting the lives of children across the Pine belt.

Vandarel Jones and his wife, Nicole Jones are opening their second After School Academics and Arts Program in Oak Grove. 

The couple said God impressed upon their hearts to bring out the best in students by offering a program that provided the art, music, dance, and after school tutoring.

The Jones' said they want to make bridging the gap between when a child leaves school and when they return home less stressful on parents.

The couple currently have a location on 38th Avenue in Hattiesburg.

They will be holding an open house for their Highway 11 location in Oak Grove on Saturday from noon until 3p.m.

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