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Everyday Strong: Being the best parent you can be

What’s the worst thing that happened to you this week? Does something come quickly to your mind? As an adult, our worries grow and deepen. They are real and heavy and some days, never ending. Making ends meet, coping with chronic illness, meeting work demands while caring for your family. As the years pass, we start to see everything through glasses tinted by our experiences. Our perspective changes.
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Homeless in Sugar House

As apartment buildings rise and the shelters fill, the voices of the homeless on homeless policy. “I’ve given up on the homeless resource center,” said a man who we’ll call John. Now camping around Fairmont Park for the past few months, John added, “They say they want to help, but I showed up two minutes after eight o’clock and they took my room and kept all of my possessions,” he says.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Everyday Strong: Building a real connection with your teenager

Imagine you’re a parent of a 13 year old, who has checked out from going to school, fights to get in the car every morning, doesn’t do homework and throws a tantrum. What do you do? Where do you go to get help? You begin to feel hopeless and lost. That is where the school counselor, teachers and principal can come in to help.
UTAH COUNTY, UT

Community Action Services: Rethinking poverty helps community members provide support

Poverty has a powerful impact on individuals and families, and people in Utah are not immune from its effects. Approximately 8% of Utahns were living in poverty in 2019 — nearly 300,000 residents. In your own life, a neighbor, coworker, or family member could be fighting their way out of poverty. Your child’s classmate could be dealing with it as well–about 88,000 of those in poverty were children.
UTAH COUNTY, UT
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Ella Rises helps young women connect to Latino culture, the community

PROVO, Utah (KUTV) — A Utah County-based nonprofit is giving Latina youth a chance to connect to their roots and create unity in the community. "We hope to help them overcome whatever barriers are going on in their lives to help them know there's a community, you belong here," said Claudia Barillas, managing director for Ella Rises.
PROVO, UT
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The world is filled with everyday heroes, those quiet souls who go about doing good deeds and changing lives without aspirations of notoriety or fanfare. Jon and Janae Moss are two such heroes. The couple has learned through tough experiences that giving back to their community is important, and they...
UTAH COUNTY, UT

BYU: Marriott students create sustainable change

This summer, Walmart challenged four BYU Marriott School of Business students to create a sustainable alternative for a supply chain process through an internship with the school’s Ballard Center for Social Impact. These social impact projects (SIPs) enable students from all disciplines to create lasting solutions to global challenges. Over...
UTAH COUNTY, UT
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Volunteers organize concert for suicide prevention

SALT LAKE CITY — About four years ago, an event changed so much about Jessica Seller's life. The Utah County woman experienced some deep depression but as she opened up, others did too. "A lot of it was my divorce …" And she learned more recently that sometimes you have...
UTAH COUNTY, UT