Community Initiatives

Utah Youth Village

by Eleven 27. March 2014 09:26

The Utah Youth Village has been helping improve the lives of troubled families and children since 1969 after Lila Bjorklund, Utah Youth Village's founder, noticed the lack of resources available to girl's in difficult family circumstances in Utah. Since then, their programs have expanded to helping not only troubled youth of all genders, but to also help educate trouble families before the children would need to leave the home.  They are one of only 26 organizations in the U.S. and Canada to use the revolutionary Teaching-Family Model which focuses on positive reinforcement while teaching kids new skills. The Utah Youth Village helps teach children and families how to be successful at home, at school, at work, and in their lives.

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Historic Wendover Airfield Foundation

by Eleven 16. August 2013 15:04

Historic Wendover Airfield is dedicated to preserving World War II Army Air Force history; educating present and future generations about this period and having visitors experience the feelings and understand the circumstances of the WW II era participants.  The Airfield strives to maintain the maximum originality of the Wendover Air Base and re-create authentic exhibits and displays in order to stimulate a living connection between the visitor and the past.  The Airfield seeks to preserve, share and portray the sacrifice, unity, and ingenuity of the WW II participants through hands-on, interactive and interpretive exhibits and displays, and personal experiences told through multimedia exhibits.

To learn more information about the Historic Wendover Airfield Foundation, click here.  

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Historic 25th Street Association

by Eleven 16. August 2013 14:12

For over 50 years, Historic 25th Street was like a red carpet welcoming travelers arriving from Union Station. All through the year travelers, guest and residents can find the most unique offerings with live entertainment, special events, shopping, dining, cultural arts and an ambiance to make you feel welcome and comfortable.  The Historic District is home to many buildings listed on the National Historic Registry including the Union Station which houses the John M Browning Arms Museum, Utah State Railroad Museum, Browning-Kimball Classic Car Museum other art galleries and attractions. The district is home to many art galleries and hosts the First Friday Art Stroll every month. The Historic 25th Street Business Association are the stewards of the district with over 60 businesses and organizations taking part to support and host world class events, including the Dewtour, Winterfest, Ogden Arts Festival, Farmers Market, Ogden Pioneer Days, Worldwide on 25, Harvestmoon Festival, WItchstock, Christmas Village and more.

To learn more about the Historic 25th Street Association, click here.  

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Junior League of Salt Lake City

by Eleven 16. August 2013 13:46

The Junior League of Salt Lake City, Inc. is a charitable organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action, education and leadership of trained volunteers. The Junior League of Salt Lake City is made up of 481 women who are committed to building better communities.  Their members are career women, working mothers, stay-at-home moms, and full-time and part-time volunteers. Although they may represent a variety of races, religions and ethnic origins, they are brought together by a common vision to identify the needs and create positive change for all women, children and families through collaborative programs and effective advocacy by providing time, money, volunteers and leadership for the community.

To find out more information about the Junior League of Salt Lake City, visit their website at www. jlslc.org

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Utah Down Syndrome Foundation

by Eleven 16. August 2013 13:37

The Utah Down Syndrome Foundation (UDSF) is a Utah non-profit organization that provides outreach, training, counseling, support, education, information, and activities for individuals with Down syndrome, their parents and families, and the community. 

To learn more about the mission and services provided by the UDSF, click here.  

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