August is fast approaching, and that means it’s time for National Night Out! This annual event is held throughout the country to encourage neighbors to get out and meet each other. You can also register your party with Memphis Police Department’s Crump Station to arrange a friendly visit from one of our local MPD officers. It’s always great to meet up and know who helps us out throughout the year.

How can you get in on the action? Get in touch with your block captain, and find out if they’re hosting a party this year. Then all you need to do is attend and have a good time! If you aren’t sure who your block captain is, you can always call the CYCA office at 901-272-2922 or email at info@cooperyoung.org, and we can get you set. We can also tell you if your block captain has registered a party with us and give you the details. If you’re hosting a party, we’ll even reimburse you up to $50! Just bring your receipts into our office at 2298 Young after your get-together, and we’ll get you squared away. — Kristen Schebler