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Champions of Hope

Photography by Photography by Melisa

Champions of Hope is a unique program that provides young men an opportunity to serve as stewards of Centers for Youth & Families and develop civic leadership skills. The curriculum of this community service program addresses timely social issues including foster care, mental illness and human trafficking. As volunteers at The Centers, advocacy for change is a critical component of civic leadership skills. 

These young men experience the value of community service and the difference it makes in the welfare of other Arkansans. As Champions of Hope, these gentlemen support not only Centers for Youth & Families, but also Greek Annunciation Church, Little Rock School District Athletic Foundation, Recycle Bikes for Kids, and more. The young men also participated in valuable leadership training from Congressman J. French Hill and Governor Asa Hutchinson.

Centers for Youth & Families celebrates these young men as servant leaders and honors the values they represent: family, respect, excellence and hope. For more than a century, the organization’s continued mission fulfillment had been building healthier communities throughout Arkansas.

2021 – 2022 Champions of Hope:

Ryan Allen, Luke Alley, Reese Amberg, Keaton Armstrong, John Robert Bateman,  Andrew Bean, George Bishop, Alex Bobbitt, Gage Callahan, Thomas “Hudson” Cardwell, Wilfred “Wil” Cole, Eli Coleman, Caleb Collins, Jacob Cooley, Seth Dawson, Hans Edwards, Clements “Clem” Fortune, Nathan Freeman, Jack Harbour, Will Hawkins, Jacob Jansen, Essa Kassissieh, Cole Kingsborough, Gray Lee, Miles Marlow, Owen May, Tyson McCarroll, Keith McGee, Jr., Hayden Mercer, Andrew Moore, James Mulhollan, Godfrey Onuora, Cole Pace, Drew Parker, Caleb Paylor, Cole Scifres, Sam Shroyer, Cade Smalling, Jett Smith, Will Smothers, Sam Spencer, Chris Suffern, Bryce Sugg, Adam Thornton, Ryan Utecht, “Abe” Wardlaw, Major Waters, True Waymack

6501 W 12th St, Little Rock, AR 72204
501.666.8686 | TheCentersAR.com

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