Champions of Youth to Spotlight Heroes of the Community

Pulaski County Youth Services will host ‘Heroes of the Community,’ the 5th Annual Champions of Youth Awards Gala on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Masonic Center located at 712 Scott Street in downtown Little Rock.

Proceeds from the dinner benefit the afterschool and out-of-school programs provided free-of-charge in underserved communities by Pulaski County Youth Services. This year’s award recipients are Lifetime Achievement Award honoree, C. J. Duvall; Advocate for Youth Award honorees, The Little Rock Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.; Visionary Award honoree, Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola; and Directors Choice Award honoree Eve Jorgensen.

Speakers include County Judge Barry Hyde, event co-chair Judge Paula Juels Jones, event co-chair Theresa Timmons Shamberger, Little Rock Vice Mayor Kathy Webb, Rick Fleetwood, and Pulaski County Sheriff – Elect Eric Higgins. Youth Services board member, KTHV’s Dawn Scott will emcee the gala.

Donations to Youth Services are tax-deductible and go directly to programs focused on improving academic performance while keeping kids off the street and out of trouble. Support the youth of Pulaski County by joining the ‘Champions League.’

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Pulaski County Youth Services provides year-round afterschool and out-of-school programs for students age 5 – 19. All Youth Services’ programs are free-of-charge; helping hardworking Pulaski County families save an average of $5,000 a year on childcare. In communities all over the County, our programs are keeping kids off the street and out of trouble. Annually, thousands of young people improve test scores, increase financial literacy, develop job skills, and build self-esteem in more than twenty Youth Services programs.

About Pulaski County Youth Services
Pulaski County Youth Services works to encourage and inspire the youth of Pulaski County. In collaboration with community partners, we seek to encourage academic achievement, build character, and refine healthy habits in our county’s youth.

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