Upcoming Events

13th Annual An Evening to Remember

Poetry Slam in the Park and Candlelight Vigil

Payne County Youth Services will be hosting the PCYS Poetry Slam in the Park on Friday, January 16th – time TBD – at Couch Park in Stillwater. Slam is a forum for sharing poetry that allows participants the excitement of friendly competition while sharing their art and ideas with a live audience.

PCYS will present a traditional format for the slam in which performances are limited to three minutes each, performers present only their original work, and five random audience members are selected to score each presentation. The winner of the PCYS Poetry Slam in the Park will have the honor and privilege to MC the next slam.

To reserve a spot on stage, email kims@pcys.org or call 405.377.3380. Walk-ups are welcome as time permits. Details and official rules can be found on the Facebook event page or by calling the office. This event will follow all local and CDC guidelines and will be live-streaming on Facebook

Voices of Today Art Contest

Deadline extended to February 1, 2021

PCYS is excited to announce our 13th Annual Voices of Today Art, Poetry, and Photography contest. Any 6th-12th grader in Payne County may participate.

Please note, there are additional options for turning in work this year since some schools may be closed or providing class time virtually.

Contact Kim at kims@pcys.org with any questions or comments.

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

Classes will be provided in socially distanced, safe settings with masks provided and required. 

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