Community Initiatives

Utah History Day

by Eleven 27. March 2014 14:32

Get ready for Utah History Day! This is a great opportunity for children in grades 4-12 to become historians and present their research and reports. This competition gives students the chance to proceed to the National History Day competition in College Park, Maryland. Utah History Day has been known for presenting some exciting and interesting research like interviews done with the head of NASA and Norman Rockwell's model for Rosie the Riveter. Utah History Day will be held on Wednesday, April 23 at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi.

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Civic Engagement | Community Connection | Education | Utah

Sego Lily Center for the Abused Deaf

by Eleven 27. March 2014 11:07

The mission of Sego Lily Center for the Abused Deaf (SLCAD) is to promote a safe and empowered community for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf-Blind people by providing culturally accessible services, advocacy and education. Their services are for those of the previously mentioned groups who are either in a abusive situation or have been in the past. A wide range of services are available at SLCAD including advocacy, support groups, career development, and medical care. All advocates are fluent in American Sign Language and have received extensive training to provice the best care possible. There are certain types of abuse unique to the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind people. SLCAD understands these unique situations and offers unique services in order to help and empower.

 

If you would like to learn more about the Sego Lily Center for the Abused Deaf and their services, click here.

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Additional Resources | Civic Engagement | Community Connection | Cultural Understanding | Health | Utah

Huntsman Cancer Institute

by Eleven 27. March 2014 10:00

The Huntsman Cancer Institute is a cancer research facility and hospital. On April 12th the Institute will be providing free full body skin examinations for the community on an appointment basis. Utah has the highest rates of melanoma in the country. Later, free oral cancer screenings will also be offered on April 26th. The earlier any cancer is caught, the higher the rates of survival. In addition to these great services, the Huntsman Cancer Insitute also has a cancer learning center that provides services to patients and their families, as well as to the general public. They can help answer questions about cancer, health, diet nutrition, etc. The learning center even has a lending library to provide educative materials to you free of charge.

To learn more about the Huntsman Cancer Institute and their services, click here.

To watch this episode of Community Connection, click here.

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Additional Resources | Community Connection | Health | Utah

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.

To learn more about the Utah Youth Village, click here.  

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Additional Resources | Civic Engagement | Community Connection | Education | Parenting | Utah

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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