Category Archives: After School Program

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 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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Building Leadership Skills with Magna Kearns Youth Court

Authored by: Ricky Vigil, Magna Kearns Youth Court Coordinator I am constantly amazed at how bright, how passionate and how dedicated the teenagers I work with are. Society at large thinks of teenagers as lazy, irresponsible and self-centered, and while … Continue reading

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Ease the Back to School Transition

Authored by: Chris Bereshnyi, Family Therapist It’s that time of year that children dread, but parents love: back to school. Although it provides a break for parents, starting out the school year on the right foot is important. And like … Continue reading

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Supporting LGBTQ Youth at Salt Lake County Youth Services

Authored by Maria Drummond, Youth Services Rec Therapist Salt Lake County Youth Services strives to provide an affirmative experience for the youth and families that access our services, regardless of race, economic status, religion, documentation status, sexual orientation, or gender … Continue reading

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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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