Kearns Jr. High Community School
In 2006, the Salt Lake County Division of Youth Services started an afteschool program at Kearns Jr. High. Due to the success of the program, county organizers applied for a grant from United Way of Salt Lake to start a Community Learning Center in 2008 (now called a Community School). The Community School's partners are now working harder than ever to achieve student, family, and community success. Kearns Jr. High employes a variety of strategies designed for student success. Students may attend tutor labs before and after school. A medical van provides services every other month for families without access to healthcare.
The afterschool program provides a variety of opportunities for students. In the first hour of the program, the students participate in “homework hour,” in which students receive tutoring help with assignments. The subsequent two hours remaining are filled with activities such as sports, arts & crafts, field trips and cooking. Students will also occasionally visit with senior citizens at the Kearns Senior Center where they engage in conversation and activities with residents. Additionally, the Community School also provides services such as English classes for Spanish speakers, computer classes and GED & English literacy for parents.