Monthly Archives: October 2015

New Online Tutoring Tool From Salt Lake County Library Services

By Ann Marie Barrett, Salt Lake County Library Services Senior Librarian Salt Lake County Library Services has a great new online service that offers live tutoring for K-12th grade. Brainfuse is available to anyone with a Salt Lake County Library card. … Continue reading

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Fourth Annual Youth Government Summit

By Carol Hendrycks, Youth Services Communications Manager The Salt Lake County Commission On Youth hosted it’s fourth annual Youth Government Summit at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, on October 24th. The event hosted about 45 youth from youth city councils and … Continue reading

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Give a Boy a Book and He Gives Back to His Community

By Liz Sollis and Greg Near, Salt Lake County Library Services A global response for books for one Sandy boy resulted in books in the hands of thousands of individuals in Salt Lake County. While delivering mail this summer, United States … Continue reading

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October is Bullying Prevention Month

By Janae Briggs, Youth Services Outreach Case Manager Bullying is defined as a verbal and/or physical act of aggression, done purposefully, resulting in an imbalance of power, over a period of time. Children at Risk of Being Bullied Generally, children who … Continue reading

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Celebrate Lights On Afterschool

By Sally Hannon, Youth Services Afterschool Program Coordinator October finds our Afterschool staff busily preparing for their Lights On Afterschool events. Launched in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in … Continue reading

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Give Children and Teens the Best Chance for Success

By Kent G. Larson, L.C.S.W., Youth Services Family Therapist Many individuals have expressed to me that they don’t want to have kids as they wouldn’t want to bring a child into this world as difficult as it is. Others, though they … Continue reading

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What! A City Youth Council?

By Riley Elder, Salt Lake County Commission On Youth-Youth Government Those were the first words I said when I learned that some cities, maybe even mine, had City Council established Youth Councils. Here was a real and obvious way I could become … Continue reading

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