Category Archives: After School Program

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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Law Enforcement Partnerships with Salt Lake County Youth Services

Authored by Kari Larsen, Youth Services Juvenile Receiving Center – F.A.S.T. Case Manager and Carol Hendrycks, Youth Services Communications Manager Salt Lake County Youth Services works closely with local law enforcement and specifically with the Salt Lake County’s Sherriff’s Department. Youth … Continue reading

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How Parents Can Prevent Underage Drinking

Authored by: Patrick Holman-Hart, Youth Leader, Matheson Jr. High In the effort to raise healthy and productive children, there are many risks and behaviors to be aware of. One of the most pervasive problems we see affecting youth is underage … Continue reading

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Salt Lake County Summer Internship Program

Authored by: Khanh Tong, Prevention Case Manager, Youth Services and Jessica Thayer, Criminal Justice Services Associate Division Director Last year, Salt Lake County Youth Service placed 45 summer interns through Salt Lake County agencies and our partners. The Refugee Summer Internship … Continue reading

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Happy Groundhog Day!

Authored by: Gina Percival, Public Relations Coordinator at Salt Lake County Youth Services Its time to celebrate. As it has been occurring for the last 129 years, every February second we are ready to know if the spring is ready … Continue reading

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Love is in the Air: Don’t be a Jerk

Authored by: Ricky Vigil, Afterschool Program Coordinator, Cyprus High School In my Afterschool Program, we go through a series of fads everywhere. One week the kids might be really into Uno, the next week they might crochet 3 or 4 … Continue reading

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