LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Pulaski County Youth Services (PCYS) hosted the 7th annual Champions of Youth luncheon on October 29 and Pulaski County Special School District is the proud recipient of the Partners in Education award. 

PCYS provides after school and summer programs for several PCSSD families as well as ACT prep for high school students. The "Ready, Set, School Pre-School Readiness Program" serves Harris, Cato, Daisy Bates and Oak Grove Elementary Schools.

PCSSD is honored to be among several deserving award recipients, including:

  • Visionary Award - Arkansas Advocates for Youth and Families
  • Director’s Choice Award - Broadway Joe
  • PCYS Champion of the Year Award - Ned Perme
  • Lifetime Achievement Award - Greater Little Rock Delta Sigma Theta Alumni Chapter

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. 

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.