Youth Services Provides Backpacks to Our House Youth

L-R: Our House staff Desirae Holmes and Maureen Martin; Our House Executive Director, Georgia Mjartan; Judge Barry Hyde; Youth Services Staff Whitney Dobbins, Jimmy Warren and Connie Holland; Our House staff Joy Ritchey and Caitlyn Selakowich (front).

Pulaski County Youth Services and Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde presented 50 food backpacks to the Our House Shelter on May 11 for their youth residents. The food backpacks were donated and assembled at the Global Youth Service and Prevention Day event on April 17, hosted by Pulaski County Youth Services, sponsored by the Sodexo Foundation, the City of Little Rock, Philander Smith College, Kroger and the Department of Human Services-Division of Youth Services.

This project is part of the Pulaski County Youth Services Imagine Possibilities Program, a comprehensive program designed to help homeless youth, youth in foster care, and youth with disabilities to live happy and productive lives, allowing them to become successful, self-sufficient adults in addition to providing programs that help youth to develop personally and academically.

Program activities include tutoring, mentoring, physical fitness activities, health and nutrition education, leadership development, financial literacy, entrepreneurship programming, college and career preparation, ACT Prep, and other special programs and opportunities to meet the special needs of each young person. Read more about Youth Services Programs.