Author Archives: Carol Hendrycks

About Carol Hendrycks

As a communication professional I have enjoyed working for profit and non-profit organizations for over 30 years. I came to Youth Services in 2009 to volunteer and never left! It's a terrific blend of taking what I am passionate about i.e. communications and spinning my talents to benefit youth that is a most rewarding career and personal experience.

Building Future Possibilities Through S.T.E.M.

Authored by Karlia Lopez, Afterschool Program Coordinator, Elk Run Elementary My goal in working with kids is to help them become successful adults–By “successful,” I mean able to function in society as a caring adult, know how to take care … Continue reading

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African American Black History Month

Emma E Houston 2018 Biography Authored by Emma Houston, Salt Lake County Director of Diversity and Inclusion I was raised in Dallas Texas. I attended all-Black Schools from elementary to high school. I lived in an all-black neighborhood.  My family, friends, … Continue reading

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Anti-Tobacco Film Festival-Call to Action SLCo Youth to Create 60-Second Short!

Authored by the Salt Lake County Health Department Calling all filmmakers! The Salt Lake County Health Department is teaming up with Draper Communities that Care to create the first ever Kick Ash Film Festival! The idea is this: if you … Continue reading

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It’s National Clean Out Your Inbox Week

Authored by Roger Raney, Youth Services Help Desk Support Specialist I recently received this support phone call. Me: Hello, this is Roger Alice: (Not her real name) My email isn’t working. I think my computer is whack! Me: Can you … Continue reading

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Making New Year’s Resolutions

Authored by Chris Bereshnyi, Youth Services Crisis Therapist It’s that time of year again where we start thinking of resolutions to make for the new year, or re-visit old ones that we never quite got around to keeping. There are … Continue reading

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Parenting Tips for Discouraging Underage Drinking

Authored by Jodi Rushton, SSW, Case Manager, Substance Use Prevention & Outreach Some things that we can be sure of this time of year is that the holidays will be filled with lots of presents, food, parties, and unfortunately, deadly … Continue reading

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Navigating Holiday Family Gatherings as an LGBTQ Person

Authored by Whitney Hardman, Milestone House Manager and Lorri Lake, Family Therapist The holidays have a way of adding a little more food and a little more stress to each of our plates. If you are an LGBTQ person, it … Continue reading

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Why We Keep The Lights On Afterschool – A Recap

by Megan Attermann, SLCo Youth Services Afterschool Coordinator, Lake Ridge Elementary Salt Lake County’s afterschool program aims to increase academic achievement, parent engagement and community engagement, while decreasing behavioral issues. Our sites are work with elementary, junior and senior high … Continue reading

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National Work and Family Month

Authored by Cory Ybarra, Shelter Care Program Manager Did you know that October is National Work and Family Month? No, neither did I! National Work and Family month was established in 2003 and celebrated every October, focuses on the challenges … Continue reading

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National Coming Out Day 2017 is Wednesday, October 11th!

Authored by Maria Drummond, Youth Services Recreation Therapist National Coming Out Day is just around the corner, so let’s have a little chat about what that means, and how you can participate! Coming out, or coming out of the closet, … Continue reading

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