Our network

Camden man with mobile youth program hopes for more | Community Spirit

Title (Max 100 Characters)

Camden man with mobile youth program hopes for more
Camden man with mobile youth program hopes for more

CAMDEN, Ark. (KTHV) - One man's goal of keeping children out of after-school trouble is growing and needing help. 

Eric Gunter is the administrator of the Mobile Inter-Action (M.I.A.) program. It is a large vehicle driven around Camden to pick up children after school and provide them with safe activities, counteracting the influence of drugs in the community. The M.I.A. supplies warm meals, homework assistance, social activities and educational fieldtrips.  

The M.I.A. gives the children tutoring and mentoring in hopes to shape them towards a rewarding future. 

Now, the M.I.A. is wanting something more stationary. They are currently trying to raise funds in order to gain a facility, E.B. Williams Youth Center, big enough to house all of the programs they feel is necessary for the children. They hope to use the space as classrooms, computer labs, gaming rooms and a conference room. The tutoring sessions will be led by certified active and retired teachers. 

They would open the establishment from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday. 

The M.I.A. has been applying for grants to raise money for their facility goal and is asking for any help.

You can find out more about the E.B. Williams Youth Center from their Facebook page or contact them at (870) 818-2628.