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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!   255 more words



Authored by: Erin Dixon, Group Home Supervisor

If you ask my 6 year old son, he will tell you that his daddy can do ANYTHING! He will often report that his father is stronger than whomever he is talking to, or that he is faster than everyone in the room. 522 more words


Me, as a Refugee and an Intern

Authored by: Sarafina Shukuru, Intern from the Refugee Program

When I heard about an internship at the Refugee Center, a place that helps families from third world countries, I was excited about it. 760 more words


Refugee Summer Internship Program

Authored by: Khanh Tong, Prevention Case Manager

Each summer Salt Lake County Youth Services hosts the Refugee Summer Internship Program. The program usually starts on June 5th and ends on August 11th and the youth have the opportunity to work with various Salt Lake County agencies. 177 more words


Learning Gardens at Youth Services

Authored by: Maria Drummond, Recreational Therapist at Salt Lake County Youth Services

Last fall, General Electric Health built us five new boxes for the Teen Learning Garden, and installed an irrigation system with an automatic timer. 335 more words


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 outstanding achievements in advocating for youth in their community during the course of the previous year. 838 more words


Summer Fun in Magna and Kearns

Authored By: Ricky Vigil, Afterschool Coordinator

For many kids, summer is two-and- a-half blissful months of sleeping late, watching endless hours of YouTube videos, and promptly forgetting months of their teachers’ hard work over the previous school year. 303 more words