Youth Services177 West Price Avenue (3610 S) Salt Lake City, UT 84115Phone: 385-468-4500Fax: 385-468-4498/ Email
Youth Services has a number of boards comprised of individuals throughout the community who have a vested interest in youth and youth issues. Each board has its own goals and purposes but all help with the overall goal of improving our services and working together as a community. If you are interested in serving on one of these boards, please e-mail
The Commission on Youth (COY) is a Salt Lake County Mayor appointed coalition of community youth advocates. The purpose of the Commission is to study youth needs and issues and make recommendations for policy decisions to the Salt Lake County Mayor. Educators, administrators, parents and students from each of the four school districts in Salt Lake County, as well as community business representatives, social service, law enforcement and legal providers make up the diverse body of COY.If you are interested in becoming a board member please call 385-468-4500. Youth who are interested in becoming part of the Mayor’s Youth Council please contact your city council (if you have an youth council and contact their leader). If you do not have a city youth council please call 385-468-4500. You will need to ask for the COY application forms to complete.
To those who work for and on behalf of youth… It’s time to begin the nominating process for the COY Awards! This is the 16th year that the Salt Lake County Commission on Youth (COY) has sponsored the awards. Nomination form The COY awards seek to honor those individuals and groups, both youth and adults in our community who have given service to youth in the following areas: prevention, guidance, and advocacy. Enclosed with our philosophy statement please find a list of our members and previous COY award recipients. This is for service performed in 2016. If you are working on the front lines with youth and are in touch with exceptional individuals and groups involved in helping youth succeed please nominate them for this award informing us of the contributions of those deserving candidates noted on the online form. The award will be given in four categories: • Adult and youth individual • Adult and youth group Along with the criteria of our philosophy statement, consideration will also be given to creativity, perseverance, commitment, influence, and successful outcomes. If you have questions or technical difficulties with the form please contact Carol Hendrycks 385-468-4502. The awards will be presented by Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams at the County Council Chambers on in May 9, 4pm in the county council chambers. Winners will be contacted and scheduled prior to the awards ceremony.
The Youth Services Advisory Board is comprised of social services professionals working with youth in Salt Lake County who provide feedback to Youth Services staff regarding services and who share resources. Members are selected based on their level of interaction with Youth Services. If you are interested in becoming a member please contact Carol Hendrycks at 385-468-4502. You must be able to pass a background check and supply fingers prints. You can begin the volunteer application by going to the Volunteers tab on the left and complete the forms to submit. Your application will be screened and you will be notified within several weeks to schedule an interview. If you have questions please contact Salt Lake County Youth Services at 385-468-4500.
ShelterKids is an volunteer board dedicated to assisting young victims of abuse, neglect, or foster care disruption. With the help of donations, we provide emergency residential care, temporary housing, counseling and preventative services to help kids transition into a more stable living situation. This is a public-private partnership with Salt Lake County Youth Services. We are a 501 (C) 3, non-profit organization which has been assisting children and families in crisis since 1978. The ShelterKids Board members are from the private sector (but not limited to) and are business professionals who generously open their resources to help fundraise, offer their time and business connections in an effort to provide safety, shelter and support to youth in crisis. If you are interested in becoming a member please go to the Volunteers tab, complete the volunteer application forms to start the process and submit your forms. You will be contacted by a board liaison within several weeks. If you have questions call Salt Lake County Youth Services at 385-468-4500 and ask for the ShelterKids liaison.