Youth Services School Based Programs keep kids safe, provides healthy adult role models, teach new skills and give youth confidence in themselves through a variety of partnerships, activities clubs and field trips. Youth Services currently provides support to schools and families through Afterschool Programs, Summer Programming and Parent Support in Kearns, West Valley City and Magna. The programs are held on site at each of the schools, working closely with school administration to ensure our staff are helping to make positive change within the communities. Parents must fill out a Registration Form for their youth to be able to attend. This is available either at the school or by contacting the Program Coordinators individually. Activities include academic support, film making, skateboarding, snowboarding, DJ classes, dance, arts, sports, service projects throughout the community, and off-site field trips.
Students who attend the program have reported an increase in their attendance at school, improved their grades and an increase of self-worth.
Here is a wonderful example from one of our students, Jessica Rodriguez. She has been awarded with an American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Scholarship for her strong commitment to protecting and enhancing civil liberties in her community. She has been participating in our Afterschool Program and she is now a peer mentor and a panelist on the Magna/Kearns Peer Court.The program is run in collaboration with Salt Lake County Library Services, Parks and Recreation Department and Aging & Adult Services. Email program manager for more information about the Afterschool Program.
Kearns Jr. High Afterschool Coordinator
Jan van der Beek
School: 385-646-5213, EmailKearns Community School Programs Coordinator
Cell: 385-414-1513 , EmailKennedy Jr. High Afterschool Coordinator
Cell: 801-618-9861, EmailMatheson Jr. High Afterschool Coordinator
Cell: 801-718-4556, EmailCyprus High School Afterschool Coordinator
Cell: 801-597-6842, EmailMagna Elementary Afterschool Coordinator
Connie Paredes Cell: 385-414-1963, EmailPleasant Green Elementary Afterschool Coordinator
Patrick Holman-Hart Cell: 801-651-2892, EmailLake Ridge Elementary Afterschool Coordinator
Miranda LavalleeCell: 801-842-5398 , EmailCopper Hills Elementary Afterschool Coordinator
Maggie DespainCell: 385-235-1134, Email
Elk Run Elementary Afterschool Coordinator
Ashley McPheeCell: 385-242-6272 , Email
South Kearns Elementary Afterschool Coordinator
April Garner Cell: 385-414-4368 , Email
David Gourley Elementary Afterschool CoordinatorKatie MorellCell: 385-258-5298 , EmailMill
Creek Elementary Afterschool Coordinator Crystal Newman Cell: 385-258-5075 , EmailWest Kearns
Elementary Afterschool Coordinator
Kim JonesCell: 385-258-6471 , Email
Afterschool SupervisorKira CoelhoCell: 385-258-7241 , Email