Sunday, October 16, 2016
In Part I, Arkansas Department of Workforce Services Director Arnell Willis who heads up the Workforce Development Board is the Keynote Panelist. He will update the mission, core values and key highlights regarding the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services and its important role assisting many persons across the state and he will shine a spotlight on Dumas/Desha and Southeast AR and will discuss the role of the power of mentoring and education in the workforce.
Additional topics discussed by a panel of community leaders including youth will include: education, jobs, careers, sports and entertainment, faith and spiritual choices, poverty reduction, asset building health and wellness, drug and crime prevention.
In Part II, Our Vote— What Are the Issues? Who are the Candidates? A special segment, ‘Let Your Voice Be Heard,’ will focus on the 2016 Election and all candidates for local and state offices for Dumas and Desha are invited to participate and share their platform. Questions will be asked by the moderator and from the audience.
A pre-forum reception and site visit for youth and families will take place from 4:30pm—5:30pm with ‘Hugs & Hot Dogs’ at the West Dumas Community Family Life Center at 501 West Bowles. Additional programs from the center will be discussed at the forum.
For more information contact: Rev. Arthur L. Hunt, Jr., D.D., at 870.623.8179, Rev. Stanley Barnes at 501.915.2605