Pulaski County Youth Services will host the 2019 Champions of Youth Luncheon, Tuesday, October 29 at 11:30 a.m. at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion located at 1800 Center St., Little Rock, AR 72206.
This year’s award recipients are
- Visionary Award honoree, Arkansas Advocates for Youth and Families;
- Lifetime Achievement Award honoree, Greater Little Rock Delta Sigma Theta Alumni Chapter;
- Pulaski County Youth Services Partner in Education honoree,Pulaski County Special School District;
- Director’s Choice Award, Broadway Joe;
- and the PCYS Champion of the Year Award honoree, Ned Perme.
This year’s theme is “Lights, Camera: A Call to Action. PCYS is issuing a “call” to be more involved in the lives of Pulaski County youth.
Proceeds from the luncheon benefit the after-school, out-of-school and community programs provided by Pulaski County Youth Services, free-of-charge in underserved communities.
Donations to Youth Services are tax-deductible and benefit programs focused on improving academic performance while keeping kids off the street and out of trouble. Table sponsorships start at $500. Get your tickets here.
All Youth Services’ programs are free-of-charge; helping hardworking Pulaski County families save an average of $5,000 a year on childcare. 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.
Visit the Pulaski County Youth Services website for more information on programs.
More Facts about Pulaski County Youth Services
- Pulaski County Youth Services Suits for Youth is a program for young men ages 11-19. Suits are donated and provided to young men, preparing them for job interviews, scholarship interviews and even worship services.
- Pulaski County Youth Services’ Ready, Set, School Pre-School Readiness Program is provided in partnership with Pulaski County Special School District and serves Harris, Cato, Daisy Bates and Oak Grove Elementary Schools.
- Pulaski County Youth Services’ Shoe into Success program provided 90 pairs of shoes to elementary students of four schools in 2018. The Program addresses and promotes complete wellness.
- The PCYS provided ACT Prep to 386 youth in 2018. Many students increased scores, making them eligible for scholarships and reduced chance of remedial courses.
- More than 1,000 youth were served during PCYS’ Annual Back Drive in 2018