Community Initiatives

SADS Foundation

by Eleven 2. July 2014 09:50

The SADS (short for Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes) Foundation's mission is to save the lives and support the families of children and young adults who are genetically predisposed to sudden death due to heart rhythm abnormalities. SADS is the sudden cause of death of 350,000 Americans each year. The SADS foundation provides vital information for warning signs and resources about what to do if someone in your family is predisposed to SADS. Not only does the Foundation help you, but it also provides a network to other families who are going through similar situations who can offer ideas as well as needed support.

 

To learn more about SADS and the SADS Foundation click here.

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Additional Resources | Education | Health | Parenting

Project Read

by Eleven 28. March 2014 15:09

Project Read's mission is to improve literacy in the community. They work with anyone 16 and older whose reading and writing are below a 7th grade level. One of the greatest advantages of their program is that each student will receive an individual tutor with whom they will meet twice a week. The program as been going on for many years, and has been shown to allow for drastic changes in the lives of the students. Something that so many take for granted, is the key that many lack to be able to provide better for themselves and for their families.

To learn more about Project Read, click here.

To watch this episode of Community of Connection, click here.

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Additional Resources | Community Connection | Cultural Understanding | Education | Financial Literacy | Utah

Foster Grandparent Program

by Eleven 28. March 2014 14:40

The Foster Grandparent Program is a great way for seniors to help support and educate young children. Volunteers visit places like schools, development centers, and anywhere else love and support is needed. The program has proven time after time how benefitial it can be to a struggling child to feel the interest and support of an adult who will genuinely care and teach them. In addition to incredible chance to serve, the program also offers monthly stipends, events, meals and more. Many seniors are seeing how they can make a difference in these childrens' lives.

To learn more about the Foster Grandparent Program, click here.

To watch this episode of Community Connection, click here.

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

Utah Parent Center

by Eleven 28. March 2014 14:22

The Utah Parent Center was established and still operated by parents with children who have special needs as well. They work on a model of peer-to-peer support helping parents learn how to advocate for their child, provide helpful resources, and support from parents who understand. All of the council given is tailored to the needs of the children and the parents.

To learn more about the Utah Parent Center, click here.

To watch this episode of Community Connection, click here.

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Additional Resources | Community Connection | Education | Health | Parenting | Utah

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


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