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Pulaski County youth get cookin' for charity
Pulaski County youth get cookin' for charity

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – On Saturday, Feb. 19, students from the Pulaski County Youth Leadership Institute will be preparing 400 Pasta Dinners to donate to the Union Rescue Mission’s Nehemiah House Drug and Alcohol Recovery Program.

This activity is part of the Kids Cookin’ for a Cause program sponsored by "Kids Cook!".

This opportunity presents a two-fold lesson to the Youth Leadership participants; the students not only get to learn how to prepare a nutritious meal, but they will also be learning about their February topic of Addiction. The students will learn about how addiction affects the brain, how to prevent addiction, and have the opportunity to support others who are trying to overcome addiction. This is one component of the year-long Youth Leadership Institute for ninth and tenth grade students; the program aims to develop a future leadership base for Pulaski County.

This will program will take place from 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m. at the Pulaski Tech Campus Center Lobby, 3000 W. Scenic Drive, North Little Rock.

Pulaski County Youth Services works to establish and strengthen the county-wide effort of mobilizing resources necessary to improve the quality of educational opportunities for youth in Pulaski County.

This program was made possible through funding from the U.S. Department of Justice.