The public is invited to a grand opening of Youth Engagement Services from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today in the office of Full Circle 360, at 1415 S. Main St. Light refreshments will be served.

Joni Alexander, chief executive officer of Youth Engagement Services, said her programs will serve about 1,200 students from grades two to 12. Her initial goal was to create a program that connected city government, non-profit organizations and private stakeholders to engage young people of Pine Bluff. She is now doing it as a private enterprise and needs to raise $260,000 to be fully functioning by the year 2018.

Editor’s note: Please read Sunday’s Commercial for a full story on Alexander’s endeavor.