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Annual Voices of Today Art, Poetry, and Photography Contest NOW with Virtual Option!

PCYS is excited to announce the theme for the 2021-2022 Payne County Youth Services Annual Voices of Today Art, Poetry, and Photography Contest!  This year’s theme is: “The World According to ME” and we can’t wait to see how young artists interpret this theme through art.

Using the link below you will find a flier and submission form for this year’s contest. Please share this information with anyone you think would benefit or be interested in participating and please feel free to post this information as you see fit (in schools and online). Any 6th-12th grader can participate.

The virtual art contest allows young artists from all over the world to connect with PCYS and allows youth in Payne and Noble Counties in Oklahoma to see how young people from other parts of the world communicate through the universal language of art. Payne County residents will submit in-person and those outside of Payne County will submit here: https://forms.gle/z3jyuM6dmCuuzeLY6 

Art submissions are due no later than December 17, 2021.

Contact Kim at kims@pcys.org or 405.377.3380 if you have any questions and thank you, in advance, for helping us share this opportunity with the youth of the world!

LGBTQ+ Building Resilience

Big things to come! Be watching for more information soon!

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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