LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Too often we report the negative news, but great things are happening in your community each day.
Here's a look at a few stories that are on The Brighter Side...
Helping college freshmen S.O.A.R.
College is a new experience for incoming freshmen, but the same is true for many of their parents.
S.O.A.R. is a one-day program at UCA designed to familiarize new students and parents with the logistics of campus, and provide them with their first semester class schedule.
Student organizers group incoming freshman with like majors during the orientation so they can already start getting to know their classmates.
"The whole point of this exercise is for them to make connections with other students and build a support system and a community so that when they come here in august they'll already have friends and be better acclimated to the campus," says Meghan Thompson, Interim Director of Orientation.
More than two-thousand incoming freshman are scheduled to attend the S.O.A.R. programs throughout the summer.
The program is run by student volunteers who want to make sure new students get the sense of home and family that UCA tries to provide.
Free daycare this summer
In His Image Youth Development Center in Little Rock is offering free summer care for 3 and 4 year-olds.
To be eligible, your child must have attended an ABC program or a pre-k in any Arkansas school district. And parents need to provide proof of employment or enrollment in summer school.
To learn how to enroll your child in free summer care, call 501-562-3910.