Local businessman steps up to support local youth | Community Spirit
Saying he was “extremely impressed” with Out of the Dark’s growth in area schools, Jonesboro businessman Kevin Richardson recently donated $3,000 to the organization.
Richardson is the president of PC OnCall, a professional communication service that has been in operation since 1985.
Joyce Glenn, chairperson of the Out of the Dark School Committee, accepted the check during a recent coalition meeting. The money will be used to support the school chapters’ local “demand reduction” activities.
At the presentation, Richardson is quoted in a news release as saying he had been “extremely impressed with the growth of the school chapters and the dedication of the school volunteers in addressing youth drug abuse and addiction issues.”
“It gives me great pleasure to be able to invest in the future of our communities by supporting these sponsors and their students. As a business person, I see how these issues negatively impact not only families but the future workforce of our local business community. So, we all have a huge interest in seeing that the Out of the Dark School Chapters continue to be successful.”
The Out of the Dark School Chapters were established in 2009 as a community in-school support program to provide free drug abuse/addiction education and leadership skills to students in Craighead County.