South Salt Lake Promise


 

South Salt Lake is rich in diversity and 32 percent of its 30,000 residents speak a language other than English. Over a quarter of South Salt Lake's youth are under the age of 19 and 84 percent  are members of families who are at or near the poverty level. Fifty-two percent are below grade level in math and 44 percent are below grade level in reading. South Salt Lake has an above-average high school dropout rate with 25 percent of adults lacking a diploma.

South Salt Lake's promise is to  ensure that every child
graduates from college, has a safe, clean neighborhood
and home, and has the opportunity to prosper.


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SOUTH SALT LAKE NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS:

Cottonwood High Community School

Granite Park Junior High Community School

The Scott School

Hser Ner Moo Community & Welcome Center

Lincoln Elementary Community School

Central Park Community Center - PAL Boxing Center 

Roosevelt Elementary Community School

Woodrow Wilson Elementary Community School

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Homework Help- Central Park Community Center

Contact: Sansa Finau, (801) 466-3143, sfinau@southsaltlakecity.com

Help students one-on-one with a variety of homework subjects.


Male Volunteers Needed--Big Brother

Contact: Call 2-1-1 for more information

Male Volunteers Needed to Help At-Risk Youth Ages 6 - 17. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah urgently needs male volunteers, ages 18 and over, to help a Little Brother experience what it's like to have a caring adult friend. Your one-on-one attention can give a boy much-needed confidence, ability to make better decisions, form appropriate values, value academic performance, family relationships, peer relationships and goals to help him succeed in life.


Mentor- Pal Boxing Center

July 15, 2013 - December 20, 2013 Contact: Sansa Finau, (801) 466-3143, sfinau@southsaltlakecity.com

The P.A.L mentoring program is searching for adults who are willing to meet with a student one-on-one once a week at their center on 2825 S. 200 E. Mentors will help with homework, participate in recreational activities or work with the mentee in the boxing gym. Volunteers will receive training and should be willing to commit to one hour per week with their mentees. All volunteers must pass a criminal background check.

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NEIGHBORHOOD COORDINATOR

Chris Ellis chris@uw.org 801.736.7753