Ikarus Youth Outreach Program traveled to Memphis, Tennessee to watch the Los Angeles Lakers take on the Memphis Grizzlies.
Think B4 You Drink Teen Drunk Driving
Ikarus Youth Outreach Program partnered with the Arkansas State Police, Arkansas Minority Health Commission, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and Arkansas Governor's Office to present a campaign against Tee
Arkansas Austim Walk 2018
Ikarus Youth Outreach Program participated in the 2018 Autism Walk which was highlighted by a ballon release. There was plenty of activities for youth to engage in.
Tom Joyner Morning Show Meet and Greet
Ikarus Youth Outreach Program was invited to a special meet and greet session with the Tom Joyner Morning Show.
Meet the Candidate Night Josh Ang Price for State Representative #39
Celebration of Annie Abrams
THV11 Summer Cereal Drive kick-off
Little Rock City Board Meeting
Ikarus Youth Outreach Program enhances our youth by providing leadership training. By attending Little Rock City Board meetings, youth understand how government is run and also learn about issues in the community. Ikarus Youth Outreach Program member Carlos is pictured with Little Rock City Manager Bruce Moore in his office after the meeting.
UAPB Scholarship Meeting
Ikarus Youth Outreach Program Director Michal D. Harris, MBA met with University of Arkansas Pine Bluff Recruitment Director Chris Robinson on the campus of University of Arkansas Pine Bluff to finalize the Heart of a Lion Scholarship.
“Opioids in Our Community”
Ikarus Youth Outreach Program was a guest for Congressman French Hill’s “Opioids in Our Community”: Resources and Stories in Central Arkansas. The event was held at the Donaghey Auditorium on the campus of the University of Arkansas Little Rock. Dr. Greg Bledsoe, Surgeon General for the state of Arkansas was the moderator. The panelists:Mack Hutchinson, Quality Assurance Manager for MEMS, Melinda Kinnison, Arkansas PTA President-Elect, Suzanna Keller McCarty, Parent, Shelia Thrower, Little Rock Central High School Nurse, Commander Karen Hearod, SAMHSA Regional Administrator, and Kirk Lane, Arkansas Drug Director.
“Then & Now”Juneteenth Celebration
Ikarus Youth Outreach Program was an invited guest for the “Then & Now”Juneteenth Celebration that took place on Tuesday June 19, 2018 at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center. The event presented by The African American Coalition was attended by dignitaries from around the state of Arkansas. The Juneteenth Celebration had performances from Anderson’s Tae Kwon Do and the Mt. Zion Praise Team. Cultural awareness is one of the focal points of the Ikarus Youth Outreach Program as we seek to groom future leaders of tomorrow. Our youth need to understand the importance of our culture and others around them. By exposing youth to various events such as Juneteenth, our youth learn about their heritage, traditions, and why their families and communities are important to them. Culture helps shape and mold the personality of our youth due to the exposure of shared values, beliefs, and norms.
At the Juneteenth event, members of Ikarus Youth Outreach met the Honorable John Thurston (Arkansas Land Commissioner), Will Rockefeller (Win Rock International), Judge Joseph Wood, DuShun Scarborough (Executive Director, Martin Luther King Jr., Commission)and Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and his wife Susan Hutchinson.
Juneteenth,commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. On June 19, 1865, Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger came to Galveston, Texas, to inform a reluctant community that President Abraham Lincoln two years earlier had freed the slaves and to press locals to comply with his directive.