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Urban Art for Teens

Authored by Maria Drummond, Youth Services Recreation Therapist

Through collaboration with Salt Lake County Library, Cat Rogers, a local artist and Urban Arts Instructor, was invited to come teach a four part urban art class at the Girls Group Home earlier this month, and is just getting started with the same class at the Boys Group Home this week. 232 more words

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Teens and Social Media Apps - What Parents Need To Know

Authored by Anne Schmidt, Youth Services Outreach and Prevention Supervisor

Any parent of a teen will tell you that most of the teen’s waking hours are spent on their phones.  506 more words

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Turning “No” Into a Positive Learning Experience

Authored  by Karlia Lopez, Salt Lake County Youth Services, Elk Run Afterschool Coordinator

Last week, my family decided to have a small break from electronics. At the end of the week, I walked into my house with my five year old looking like he had just experienced a horrific tragedy and then he informed that his brain was rotting from a lack of television. 1,311 more words

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Challenge Course Re-Opens at Youth Services

Authored by Maria Drummond, Youth Services Recreation Therapist

Salt Lake County Youth Services staff of 15 recently completed a training which qualifies them to run experiential learning groups on our on-site Challenge Course. 160 more words

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Teens Top 10 Rules for Professionalism

Authored by Anne Schmidt, Youth Services Prevention and Outreach Supervisor

As school comes to an end and summer begins, more teens may start looking for jobs.  821 more words

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Summer Blast Program: A Place for Teens to Grow

Authored by Ricky Vigil, Youth Services Afterschool Coordinator

You can feel it in the air: temperatures are dropping, days are getting longer and the call of the great outdoors can no longer be ignored–the school year is mere weeks from ending. 492 more words

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Theatre Arts Help Students Gain Higher School Scores

Authored by Jessica May, Youth Services Afterschool Coordinator at Copper Hills Elementary

It’s common knowledge that people have different interests. Some people carry the great athlete gene and are able to shoot 3 pointers, or score touchdowns. 381 more words

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