Category Archives: After School Program

How to Avoid the Summer Slide

Authored By: Ricky Vigil, After-school Program Coordinator Summer is every kid’s favorite time of the year. Warmer days mean more time spent outdoors or in a pool, more time with their friends, and maybe sometime at a summer camp or … Continue reading

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Parents Empowered Aims to Fight Underage Drinking

Authored by: Bel Villa and Joshua Nielsen, PR and Evidence2Success Board Members;                                Caroline Moreno, Education Program Manager As a Community School Coordinator of Salt Lake County … Continue reading

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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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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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Art Makes a Difference

Authored by: Ricky Vigil, Afterschool Program Coordinator at Cyprus High School Each year, Salt Lake County Youth Services facilitates the “I Make Difference” art contest for youth ages 10-21. The theme changes every year, but it always coincides with Earth Day. It … Continue reading

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Math & Science Night

Authored by: Michael Cox, Family Therapist On March 8th 2017 over 200 students, parents and community members from the Kearns Township gathered at Kearns Junior High to solve a mystery; Who “killed” Principal Bell?  While no harm came to Kearns … Continue reading

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