Lights, Camera: A Call to Action! PCYS hosts the Annual Champions of Youth Luncheon October 29

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