Category Archives: History

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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Hug Your Kids Day

Authored by: Erin Dixon, Group Home Supervisor There are snuggly wuggly benefits for hugging our kiddos! Monday July 17th is recognized as Global Hug Your Kid Day!  Today, I am grateful to be a part of a global community that … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July!

Share some good history reminders and fun facts about why we celebrate the 4th. Let’s make sure kids know why and see it as much more than a great outdoor BBQ … and of course we all love that too! There are a … Continue reading

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Today is Flag Day!

Authored by: Sarafina Shukuru, Intern from the Refugee Program This is the home of the brave! How many times do we sing the national anthem before an event? I think at school, at any sporting event, or even when we … Continue reading

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The Commission On Youth Annual Awards and Wrap Up

Authored by Carol Hendrycks, Youth Services Communications Manager Each year the Commission On Youth Board which is staffed by Salt Lake County Youth Services and appointed by the Salt Lake County Mayor, present volunteers with a prestigious award for their … 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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May the 4th Be With You

Authored by: Kent Larson, Family Therapist at Salt Lake County Youth Services What is the big deal about Star Wars anyway? Why does it have such a following? Don’t people have anything better to do than to nerd-out over Princess … Continue reading

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