Monthly Archives: July 2016

National Summer Learning Day

Authored by Danielle Latta, SLCO Youth Services Afterschool Program Manager National Summer Learning Day was celebrated on July 14th in Summer Programs across the nation.  This incentive, led by the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), highlights the importance of keeping … Continue reading

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Does Pokémon Go Have Health Benefits?

Authored by Khanh Tong, Salt Lake County Youth Services Case Manager Adults and children are heading out of their homes and into the streets to catch Pokémon, and it has been a great health benefit for many since the game … Continue reading

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Summer Youth Technology Use

Authored by Sally Hannon Afterschool Program Coordinator, Lake Run Elementary The weeks prior to children returning to the school year are among the least structured and least supervised span of time, and thus present unlimited entertainment and distraction needs. The tablet, laptop … Continue reading

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Get Involved in Youth Government – Here’s Why!

Authored by Nityam Rathi, Former Salt Lake County Youth Government Mayor and Commission On Youth Member The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines government as the group of people who control and make decisions for a country, state or its constituents. I define … Continue reading

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Fresh Produce Provided by Community Partnerships

Authored by Caitlyn Adams, Salt Lake County Youth Services Milestone Coordinator and Dwight Rasmussen, Independent Aging Program Manager In partnership with Utah State Extension Services, Salt Lake County Jail Horticulture program and Green Urban Lunch BOX, Salt Lake County Aging … Continue reading

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ShelterKids and Salt Lake County Youth Services Partnership

In June, ShelterKids, Inc in partnership with Salt Lake County Youth Services held their annual golf fundraiser at Stonebridge Golf Course. ShelterKids is a 501 c 3 nonprofit that directly serves at risk youth and families along with funding other … Continue reading

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Challenge by Choice at the Youth Services Ropes Course

Authored by Ricky Vigil, Youth Services Afterschool Coordinator  Life presents us with an array challenges each and every day. Many of the challenges are low-key, but others can be drastic and life-changing. Think back in your life to some of the … Continue reading

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