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.

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

To watch this episode of Community Connection, click here



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Mummies, Misters & Monsters

by devinvs 3. October 2013 17:02


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Summer Reading Activities

by Eleven 13. June 2013 10:15

KBYU Eleven offers free RESOURCES TO Fuel learning this summer

This summer, KBYU Eleven will provide families with a variety of free and educational resources to encourage young learners to continue learning and exploring over summer vacation. Research shows that students experience significant learning loss when they do not participate in educational activities during the summer months, and that loss is even greater among children in low-income communities. To combat this summer slump, PBS KIDS has developed 10 weeks of special on-air programming, a variety of online resources, and partnerships with Pottery Barn Kids,, Scholastic and

Check out these links for,,, and for learning activities, apps, and games to help your child enjoy learning.

Summer Learning Theme-Weeks

Starting Monday, June 3, presents 10 weeks of themed programming to inspire children ages 2-8 to explore and learn. Each week will feature episodes from a different PBS KIDS series.

The line-up includes:

  • WILD KRATTS – “Bug Week,” starting June 3  
  • SUPER WHY! – “Super You Week,” starting June 10
  • SESAME STREET – “Literacy Quest Week,” starting June 17
  • MARTHA SPEAKS – “Puppy Week,” starting June 2  
  • CURIOUS GEORGE – “Creative George Week,” starting July 1        
  • DINOSAUR TRAIN – “Dinosaurs A-Z” starting July 8  
  • DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD – “Let’s Play Outside Week,” July 15
  • THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! – “Let’s Get Wet Week,” starting July 22
  • ARTHUR – “Sports Week,” starting July 29       
  • WORDGIRL® – “What’s Up With WordGirl Week,” starting August 5

Check out KBYU's schedule online to see air times for these special episodes.


Enjoy these printable bookmark and Summer Reading Chart here:

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The Emotionate Child: Children's Emotional Development

by Eleven 18. March 2011 15:04

On February 10, 2011, the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences at Brigham Young University presented the Marjorie Pay Hinckley Endowed Chair in Social Work and the Social Sciences Seventh Annual Lecture. The speaker was Ross A. Thompson, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis. His lecture was entitled The Emotionate Child: Building Emotional Health and Compassion in Young Children. This lecture was recorded and can be found on their web site.

Follow the link below to watch this lecture as well as other lectures from the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences.





White House Conference on Bullying Prevention

by Eleven 10. March 2011 10:13

Ahead of the White House Conference on Bullying Prevention which will be held March 10, 2011 at the White House, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama took to the internet with an anti-bullying video message.  The President and first lady were featured in a video on the Facebook ( ) site explaining that bullying is unacceptable and that each of us has a responsibility to help stop bullying and to ensure that our kids treat each other with respect.  In the video the President explains, "For a long time, bullying was treated as an unavoidable part of growing up. But more and more, we're seeing how harmful it can be for our kids, especially when it follows them from their school to their phone to their computer screen."  While some kids, parents, teachers, and coaches will be at the White House for the event, all are invited to watch the White House Conference on Bullying Prevention March 10, 2011 beginning at 10:30a at

Recognizing the Warning Signs (from

There are many warning signs that could indicate that someone is involved in bullying, either by bullying others or by being bullied.  However, these warning signs may indicate other issues or problems, as well.  If you are a parent or educator, learn more about talking to someone about bullying.

Being Bullied

  • Comes home with damaged or missing clothing or other belongings
  • Reports losing items such as books, electronics, clothing, or jewelry
  • Has unexplained injuries
  • Complains frequently of headaches, stomachaches, or feeling sick
  • Has trouble sleeping or has frequent bad dreams
  • Has changes in eating habits
  • Hurts themselves
  • Are very hungry after school from not eating their lunch
  • Runs away from home
  • Loses interest in visiting or talking with friends
  • Is afraid of going to school or other activities with peers
  • Loses interest in school work or begins to do poorly in school
  • Appears sad, moody, angry, anxious or depressed when they come home
  • Talks about suicide
  • Feels helpless
  • Often feels like they are not good enough
  • Blames themselves for their problems
  • Suddenly has fewer friends
  • Avoids certain places
  • Acts differently than usual

Bullying Others

  • Becomes violent with others
  • Gets into physical or verbal  fights with others
  • Gets sent to the principal's office or detention a lot
  • Has extra money or new belongings that cannot be explained
  • Is quick to blame others
  • Will not accept responsibility for their actions
  • Has friends who bully others
  • Needs to win or be best at everything



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