Youth Services breaks fundraising record

PCYS’ Little Scholars program at the Audubon Center in Little Rock. Song Bird, an academic enrichment program, visits every few weeks and provides chess lessons.

In 2017, Pulaski County Youth Services raised a record-breaking total of $505,735 for after school and out-of-school programs. Of the total funding, $466,260 came from grants awarded by the City of Little Rock, State Farm Insurance, First Electric Cooperative and other organizations.

Special events including Women’s Power Breakfast and the Fourth Annual Champions of Youth Awards Dinner raised $39,475. We extend a special thanks to Snell Prosthetics, Rick Fleetwood, Judy Tenenbaum and State Representative Clarke Tucker for helping Youth Services further its mission to inspire, encourage, and empower the youth of Pulaski County through academic achievement, leadership, character building, and healthy living education.

“To raise more than a half million is phenomenal,” said County Judge Barry Hyde. “With those funds, we will provide invaluable services to Pulaski County families, saving families who utilize our services approximately $5,000 per year in after-school care costs. Youth are provided with mentoring, academic assistance, and are given opportunities that many would not have access to otherwise. I’m proud of the work that Youth Services Director Jamie Scott and her staff are doing for the youth of Pulaski County and their families.”

For more information about Pulaski County Youth Services’ programs