Let’s PLAY, Little Rock!



Be Mighty’s tagline, “Eat. Play. Learn.” is a call to action for parents, students, teachers, and the greater Little Rock community.  Play is one of the main ingredients needed for Little Rock to Be Mighty.  Little Rock prospers when we have an active and healthy youth population. Last week we shared information about where to eat when schools close for winter break.  This week we are challenging youth to stay active throughout the holidays.  Let’s move Little Rock.

Exercise doesn’t have to be a chore, it can be fun! Take part in your favorite activity.  Learn a new hobby or share one of your talents with a friend or younger sibling.  We are calling youth and their families to participate, be involved, compete, and Be Mighty.

Here are a few ideas for how to get moving in Little Rock.

  • Play a game
  • Take a brisk walk or hike
  • Play a sport (basketball, volleyball, soccer, etc.)
  • Visit a park
  • Go for an indoor swim
  • Go for a jog or run
  • Do yard work
  • Complete a home workout
  • Dance
  • Do active housework like vacuuming or sweeping
  • Go mall walking, bowling, or roller skating.
  • Practice yoga or other fun group classes
  • Take the stairs
  • Pick up litter

Focus on having fun! Ready, set, go!  Let’s Play, Little Rock!

Be Mighty wants to hear from you.  How do you PLAY in Little Rock?  Where do you PLAY in Little Rock?  How does playing make you Mighty? Tag Be Mighty Little Rock for a chance to win a $25 gift card to the Dust Bowl. Be creative. Winners will be announced January 2nd at 1 p.m.

Here is Where to Eat when Schools Close for Winter Break


While many families prepare to share a meal and exchange gifts over the winter vacation, some families worry that they will not have enough food to put on the table.   Schools in Little Rock close for a two week winter vacation and many kids in our community rely on free breakfast and lunch at school.  Be Mighty Little Rock wants to help parents and caregivers become aware of the different locations around Little Rock with fun activities and food for youth ages 18 and under.

On December 20-21, 26-28, and January 2nd the following locations offer lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

  • Asbury Park Apartments located at 8500 Keller Dr.
  • Colonial Parc located at 5813 Baseline Rd.
  • Oley Rooker Library located at 11 Otter Creek Ct.
  • Spanish Jon located at 5001 W. 65th St.
  • Spring Valley located at 8701 Interstate 30
  • Whispering Hills located at 11500 Chicot Rd.

On December 20-21, 26-28, 31, and January 2nd the following libraries offer afternoon meals and activities:

  • Williams Library
    • 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
  • Fletcher Library 
    • 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Sidney S. McMath Library
    • 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Main Library
    • 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Children’s Library and Learning Center 
    • 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Dee Brown Library
    • 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

On Saturdays, December 21st and December 29th the following locations offer fun activities and meals:

  • Children’s Library and Learning Center 
    • 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
  • Main Library 
    • 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Williams Library
    • 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Here’s a map of the various sites listed above. For more information please email Kay Kay at kderossette@cals.org.  A big thank you to F.E.E.D. First USA (lunch) and  Equal Heart (afternoon) for sponsoring these USDA meal programs.