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 […]
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.
Silver Hills students wrote “I love afterschool because letters” to the community
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.
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 […]
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
“…..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…..”
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