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Building Future Possibilities Through S.T.E.M.

Authored by Karlia Lopez, Afterschool Program Coordinator, Elk Run Elementary My goal in working with kids is to help them become successful adults–By “successful,” I mean able to function in society as a caring adult, know how to take care … Continue reading

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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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Anti-Tobacco Film Festival-Call to Action SLCo Youth to Create 60-Second Short!

Authored by the Salt Lake County Health Department Calling all filmmakers! The Salt Lake County Health Department is teaming up with Draper Communities that Care to create the first ever Kick Ash Film Festival! The idea is this: if you … Continue reading

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It’s National Clean Out Your Inbox Week

Authored by Roger Raney, Youth Services Help Desk Support Specialist I recently received this support phone call. Me: Hello, this is Roger Alice: (Not her real name) My email isn’t working. I think my computer is whack! Me: Can you … Continue reading

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Making New Year’s Resolutions

Authored by Chris Bereshnyi, Youth Services Crisis Therapist It’s that time of year again where we start thinking of resolutions to make for the new year, or re-visit old ones that we never quite got around to keeping. There are … Continue reading

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Parenting Tips for Discouraging Underage Drinking

Authored by Jodi Rushton, SSW, Case Manager, Substance Use Prevention & Outreach Some things that we can be sure of this time of year is that the holidays will be filled with lots of presents, food, parties, and unfortunately, deadly … Continue reading

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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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