Life Skills for Youth (LSY) is a non-profit organization founded in 2007 by Larry Clark Sr. of Little Rock Arkansas. The goal of LSY is to create a positive alternative for youth in the community while offering mentorship and skills development that will aid them into adulthood. Since 2007 LSY has earned numerous awards for its commitment to the youth in the local community.

The program offers a positive vision, rooted in the hope and belief that when people invest in youth, great things can happen, when we take the time to mentor and lead their children, they will become successful adults. Since its inception LSY has helped over 3,800 Youth, served over 1,562,100 million healthy meals and snacks and touched the lives of countless families.

The core of LSY is programs that mentor, teach and train youth. LSY is known nationally for its cutting edge ATM (Anger, Time and Money) Management that teaches youth how to manage emotions, plan time and handle money responsibly.

“Some people think they are in community, but they are only in proximity. True community requires commitment and openness. It is a willingness to extend yourself to encounter and know the other” – says David Spangler.

LSY provides licensed instructors, certified by the Arkansas Department of Education, who are highly educated professionals providing comprehensive tutoring and appropriate homework assistance services to the LSY youth. The students are tutored through one-on-one instruction to ensure a better understanding of each student’s learning capabilities and to help them overcome any learning deficiencies that may prevent the youth from reaching higher competency levels.

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