Youth Initiative Program

The Youth Activity Center program provides youth with opportunities and support within an exciting learning environment that not only emphasizes making good choices, but also enables them to feel secure and hopeful about their future.

Our two program sites (female and male) serve 50 youth, ages 12 – 18, each day, to provide positive alternatives to at-risk youth, giving them the chance to participate in constructive activities with peers, receive help in times of crisis, and develop healthy relationships with caring adults.

A year-round program, including extended summer program, is available for day and evening activities. A safe haven is provided for youth either at-risk or already involved in gang activity. Intensive case management is available. Staff is available 24/7 for emergencies and support for the entire family.

Our youth programming uses the Youth Initiative Project (YIP) model, an evidence-based program utilized by the City of Little Rock.


Charlie Bruce
Youth Initiative Program
Better Community Development, Inc.
4000 West 13th Street
Little Rock, AR 72204
(501) 744-3570
(501) 663-7228 fax