Author Archives: Tammy Champo

About Tammy Champo

Youth Services became my second home six years ago as I ventured into the social services world. As the Public Relations and Communications Coordinator, I manage the online and offline communications materials, organize special events and coordinate volunteers and donations. In my "free" time, I enjoy singing/songwriting, snowboarding and swimming.

Teens and Cell Phones: What should I give my kid?

Having a cell phone is almost akin to a rite of passage for today’s teens. With the dying out of the landline in most American homes, many families are adopting one-cellphone-per-person philosophies. Giving your teen a cell can have its … Continue reading

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What price will your text message really cost you?

by Anthony Martinez, Youth Services Milestone Project Housing Program Depending on your cell phone plan, a text message should only cost you pennies on your phone bill. But what is the price of that text message if you send it … Continue reading

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Youth Services to Open Magna Community Learning Center, Expand Afterschool

Salt Lake County Youth Services will be opening two new Afterschool programs and a Community Learning Center in Magna beginning Fall 2012. Youth Services recently received a five-year 21st Century Community Learning Center grant to fund the new programs at … Continue reading

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Youth Services Opens Transitional Housing For Aged-Out Foster Care Youth

When Stevie Romero was released from state custody last week, it was the first time for the 22-year-old to be out on her own. Romero, who has Asperger’s syndrome, has been in foster care for the past eight years because of … Continue reading

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Commission on Youth Awards for Outstanding Service to Youth

Good deeds deserve to be recognized. That is why the Commission on Youth (COY), a Salt Lake County Mayor appointed board, started the annual COY Awards. COY is a volunteer advisory board of Youth Services comprised of 32 individuals in … Continue reading

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I Make a Difference Contest Accepting Entries

In a quiet, simple way and sometimes in a big, lifechanging way, young people are making a positive difference in their families, with friends and in their communities. But how often do you hear about it? Youth Services wants to … Continue reading

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Youth Services Kicks Off Teen Texting Program at Safe Place Open House

If a teen is in trouble and needs to get help, a new texting program will help them find the closest Safe Place to go. Youth Services is kicking off the TXT 4 HELP program as part of their National … Continue reading

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