The Petit Jean Youth Foundation Board of Directors is honored to announce the addition of Leann Haynes to the Board.

Haynes is the owner of Ace Hardware located in Morrilton and Conway. She is the first woman to be elected to the Foundation Board. Haynes said "I joined the Petit Jean Youth Foundation Board because I have a deep appreciation for the work that they do to improve the quality of life for at-risk and troubled youth."

John Gibson, chairman of the Board, said "Leann is a tremendous asset to the Board." "Her dedication to youth, passion and spirit of giving will aid us in fulfilling the mission of helping children succeed in their homes, schools, communities and careers."

The Petit Jean Youth Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Community Service Inc., which offers a variety of programs including prevention and education, therapeutic foster care, day treatment for students who are not able to function in a normal school setting, substance abuse treatment, mental health treatment and juvenile justice to reduce repeat offences. All programs are offered regardless of anyone’s ability to pay. In fact, clients never receive a bill for services provided.

They are located in seven counties in west central Arkansas including Conway, Faulkner, Franklin, Johnson, Pope, Van Buren and Yell counties. The organization was founded in 1958 and served more than 1,500 youth last year.   

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