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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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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 Work and Family Month

Authored by Cory Ybarra, Shelter Care Program Manager Did you know that October is National Work and Family Month? No, neither did I! National Work and Family month was established in 2003 and celebrated every October, focuses on the challenges … Continue reading

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Back to School: Setting Realistic Goals

Authored by: Ricky Vigil, Afterschool Program Coordinator, Cyprus High School Some kids I’ve talked to at Back-to-School nights and Class Registration are genuinely excited to get back to their classrooms. When I asked the kids what they were looking forward … 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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Making Summer Count For Kids

Authored by: Danielle Latta, Afterschool Program Manager Across the nation there is a lot of talk going on around “The Summer Slide” and “The Learning Gap”.  Do you know what this really means?  For more than 25 million low-income public … 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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