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The 2023-2024 Annual Voices of Today Art, Poetry, and Photography Contest is closed.

The 2023-24 Voices of Today Art Contest submissions were due by Dec. 15, 2023. We are currently in the judging stage of the contest and will post details on where to view submissions soon!

There has been a lot of talk in the media and beyond about A.I. technology and how it impacts art and artists of all genres. At PCYS, we’re curious what young people have to say on the topic.

When you enter this year’s contest, consider your thoughts on A.I. and art: What do you see as the pros and cons? What are your hopes and fears for A.I. and art? Should A.I. be used to create art? We look forward to thought-provoking entries that speak to this year’s theme.

2022-23 Theme: “A.I. & Art: #stillhuman”

Submissions due by: Dec. 15, 2023

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! 

Safe Sitter Babysitting Classes

Upcoming Class Dates:                                                                  May 25-26 at Perkins Public Library                                            June 20-21 at PCYS Offices                                                            July 19-20 at PCYS Offices

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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