Monthly Archives: May 2017

Learning Gardens at Youth Services

Authored by: Maria Drummond, Recreational Therapist at Salt Lake County Youth Services Last fall, General Electric Health built us five new boxes for the Teen Learning Garden, and installed an irrigation system with an automatic timer. This month, Zions Bank … Continue reading

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Teach A Child To Fish

Authored by: Erin Dixon, Group Home Supervisor You have likely heard the proverb “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” The sentiment behind … Continue reading

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The Commission On Youth Annual Awards and Wrap Up

Authored by Carol Hendrycks, Youth Services Communications Manager Each year the Commission On Youth Board which is staffed by Salt Lake County Youth Services and appointed by the Salt Lake County Mayor, present volunteers with a prestigious award for their … Continue reading

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Summer Fun in Magna and Kearns

Authored By: Ricky Vigil, Afterschool Coordinator For many kids, summer is two-and- a-half blissful months of sleeping late, watching endless hours of YouTube videos, and promptly forgetting months of their teachers’ hard work over the previous school year. It’s easy … Continue reading

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Teacher Appreciation Day!

Authored by: JaNae Briggs, Prevention Case Manager May 9th, 2017 is Teacher Appreciation Day and in celebrating I thought it would be fun to ask some of the employees of Youth Services who their most influential teacher was and why. … Continue reading

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May the 4th Be With You

Authored by: Kent Larson, Family Therapist at Salt Lake County Youth Services What is the big deal about Star Wars anyway? Why does it have such a following? Don’t people have anything better to do than to nerd-out over Princess … Continue reading

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Cinco de Mayo

Authored by: Gina Percival, Public Relations Coordinator at Salt Lake County Youth Services This Friday will mark the 155th anniversary of Cinco de Mayo, a bicultural celebration that has become the perfect excuse to enjoy Mexican food. But Cinco de … Continue reading

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