Pulaski County Youth are Saying “I Have Better Things to Do”

Students in the 9th – 12th grades, help Pulaski County Youth Services produce a PSA about alcohol and drug prevention this Saturday. The content of the PSA will be student led, and will be filmed in conjunction with PCYS’s Youth Leadership Development Summit this Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Pulaski County Regional Center located at 501 W. Markham Street in Little Rock.

Attendees will hear from keynote speaker, Pamela L. Sell, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) State Program Director; participate in breakout sessions; receive training on using social media as a prevention tool, and take part in filing the “I Have Better Things To Do” PSA with videographer Corrigan Revels. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for participating students. Call 501.340.5615 for more information.

“I Have Better Things To Do” is a community program focused on educating Pulaski County’s youth about alcohol and prescription drug abuse and prevention. A partnership of Pulaski County Youth Services programs, UA Little Rock MidSouth Center for Prevention and Training, and the Arkansas Department of Health’s Division of Behavioral Health and Prevention Services, “I Have Better Things To Do” works to help the youth of Pulaski County make good decisions today and prepares them for an alcohol and drug free tomorrow.

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.

Vision 2025 Youth Leadership Institute identifies young women (ages 13-19) with extraordinary potential and empowers them as leaders. The yearlong program focuses on empowerment, building leadership skills, mentoring, community service, academic enrichment, and academic & career advising.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Pulaski County Youth Services programs.