The POPS In-School Program was introduced to the public school system due to the lack of a positive professional male presence and budget cuts of activities. The POPS Program has become a requested program among middle schools, high schools, and organizations.
The POPS Program provides the voice, appearence, and support that many young men are missing in the schools and in the homes. Tarell Earl has become that role model that young men long to have in thier lives. Through his persistence and not giving up on students,
he has given these young men hope in believing that they can achieve more.
The program is taught in two semesters, semester 1, October to December, and semester 2, January to end of april. The class is taught weekly for one class period, or however
agreed upon between school and program. Each school's request may vary depending upon the needs of that particular school. Each class may vary in size ranging from 5 students, up towards 20+ students. The program is usually taught in class rooms, conference
rooms, day rooms, auditoriums, or available room provided by the school that can hold the capacity of students.
Students who are referred to the program are typically at risk students, but not restricted to. Topics for the in-school program are chosen
specifically for the school and student's educational success.