Providing high quality out-of-school-time and after school community events for West Valley City families and students, resulting in increased opportunities for learning.

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Dry Creek Charity Donation

Dry Creek Charity Donation

We are excited to announce – our partner Dry Creek Charity has contributed to the afterschool mini grant program for the third year. 16 afterschool projects are funded.  Projects include:  art, Navajo culture, coding, music, STEM, chess, Spanish culture, photography, Lego League, running club. Dry […]

Parent Letter

Parent Letter

October 25, 2017 Re: Afterschool Program Funding Dear Whom It May Concern: I am a proud member of my West Valley City, Utah community, I love that my children have been able to be a part of this community for the eleven years we have […]

Senator Orin Hatch’s Assistant Jessa Reed visits CEP programs June 8

Senator Orin Hatch’s Assistant Jessa Reed visits CEP programs June 8

Jessa Reed representing Senator Orin Hatch visited CEP afterschool summer programs June 8 at 3 of our 23 partner schools – Hunter High, Stansbury Elementary and Kennedy Jr. High. Jessa spent 5 hours learning about afterschool programs in West Valley City.  She learned about the importance of 21st Century grants, and the need to continue congressional funding to ensure the outcomes of our children and youth will lead them to a productive and independent future.

CEP Chair Steve Buhler, Stansbury Asst Principal Alison Banks, Jessa Reed, Margaret Peterson, Kwamane Harris, Stansbury Coord Pat Burton

 

Kennedy Jr. Internet Safety class at Hunter Library
Representative Mia Love’s Assistant Laurel Price visits CEP program April 26

Representative Mia Love’s Assistant Laurel Price visits CEP program April 26

Laurel Price, Rep. Love’s District Director and Melanie Sanchez, Robert Frost’s Afterschool Program Co-Coordinator

Robert Frost Elementary Afterschool Program coordinators invited Congressional Representative Mia Love to visit their program.  Laurel Price, Rep. Love’s District Director, visited on April 26.  She listened to stories from parents and students about the benefits the program has on their lives and education.  Ms. Price visited every class, interacting for 1.5 hours with students and teachers.

KUTV news – Federal budget cuts could end after-school programs

KUTV news – Federal budget cuts could end after-school programs

Click here to watch the video (KUTV) For hundreds of students at Monroe Elementary in West Valley City, the final bell doesn’t signal the end of the school day. Almost a third of Monroe’s 650 students participate in the school’s 35 extracurricular activities, which include […]

Fox 13 News – President Trump proposes slashing after school, anti-poverty programs

Fox 13 News – President Trump proposes slashing after school, anti-poverty programs

Click here to read the full article SALT LAKE CITY — Among the programs President Donald Trump’s new budget blueprint would slash is funding for after school programs for low income students throughout Utah. “I was devastated. How can you abandon the future of children […]

Salt Lake Tribune – Here’s how President Trump’s proposed budget hikes and spending cuts might affect Utah

Salt Lake Tribune – Here’s how President Trump’s proposed budget hikes and spending cuts might affect Utah

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“…..Margaret Peterson, who directs after-school programming for 23 public schools in West Valley City, cringes at the president’s call to kill the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program, which supports academic enrichment for primarily low-income students.

The West Valley City school programs that Peterson oversees have collectively received roughly $850,000 each year from the federal program since 2009, with the money going toward tutoring, parenting classes and juvenile-delinquency prevention workshops for the 5,000 students who participate. Without the funding, those after-school initiatives would evaporate and 350 employees, she said, would lose their jobs.

Statewide, some $2 million annually funnels through the program.

“The impact of losing these funds is devastating,” Peterson warned…..”

CEP/Dry Creek Charity Collaboration continues second year – August 2016

CEP/Dry Creek Charity Collaboration continues second year – August 2016

Dry Creek Charity and Community Education Partnership form Mini Grant Program 11 Applications Awarded – 2015, $17,500 for Mini Grant Projects 13 Applications Awarded – 2016, $17,000 for Mini Grant Projects  


Recent Posts

Valley Jr. Promoting Afterschool

Valley Jr. Promoting Afterschool

Valley Jr. High – new banner mounted on front of the school and second banner inside the front door – promoting afterschool.

Molina Healthcare – Hillsdale Elementary

Molina Healthcare – Hillsdale Elementary

Molina Healthcare – Hillsdale Elementary

University of Utah School of Medicine – DNA Separation

University of Utah School of Medicine – DNA Separation

University of Utah School of Medicine – DNA separation at Rolling Meadows

KUED Reading Night

KUED Reading Night

University of Utah Channel KUED – Reading Family Night at Hillsdale Elementary