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The 2022-2023 Annual Voices of Today Art, Poetry, and Photography Contest is open!

2022-23 Theme: “Gen Z: Still We Rise”

Submissions due by: Dec. 16, 2022

Categories include: Imagery, Poetry, Photography

Your voice matters!

Youth art presents an important and unique opportunity for the community to connect with young people. Show the community what you think, how you feel, and what’s important to you through your submission. 

Participation is completely free, like all services offered by PCYS! 

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Contact Kim at kims@pcys.org or 405.377.3380 if you have any questions.

 

We can’t wait to see your art! 

November is National Runaway Prevention Month

In the United States, 4.2 million youth will experience some form homelessness over the course of a year (National Runaway Safeline). 

In Oklahoma, 23,372 youth reported experiencing some type of homelessness in the 2018-2019 public school data collection (usich.org). 

According to NRS, the top 3 reasons (2020) for youth in Oklahoma to contact the Safeline were: Family Dynamics (33%), Peer/Social Issues (12%), and Emotional Abuse (11%).

YOU can get involved in NRPM and help “shine a light” on the struggles these young people face every day. 

Join PCYS, an official Partner Agency of NRPM, to spread awareness and make a difference in your community:

November 10: National Wear Green Day

Snap a pic of you (and your friends/team/pets) wearing green and post it to social media using #NRPM2022. Be sure to tag PCYS

November 17: National Shine a Light Night

Shine a green light outside your home or business to show support of NRPM. Call us (405.377.3380) to request a free green light bulb!

Join PCYS on the steps of the Stillwater Municipal Building for a candlelight vigil at 7pm

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more ways to get involved

 

Together, we can end youth homelessness.

Safe Sitter Babysitting Classes

PCYS is honored to be able to continue the amazing Safe Sitter babysitting training course thanks to the continuous community support of Stillwater Medical Center.

Safe Sitter is designed to prepare students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting.

Students will learn:

Safety Skills – Students learn how to prevent unsafe situations and what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies.

Child Care Skills – Students learn tips to manage behavior that will help them stay in control of themselves and the children in their care. Students also learn the ages and stages of child development, as well as practice diapering.

First Aid & Rescue Skills – Learning skills such as choking rescue and CPR is often students’ favorite part of the class. Students also learn a system to help them assess and respond to injuries and illnesses.

Life & Business Skills – The ability to screen jobs, discuss fees, and greet employers will set students up for success now and in the future. Students practice these skills through various role plays.

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