Dry Creek supports After School Projects in the Salt Lake Valley in elementary and middle schools with high numbers of latchkey students.

 

Location

Salt Lake Valley

Began

2012

Team

Cheryl Lassig
Chandler Rosenberg

 

Thanks to dedicated teachers and administrators, for the seventh year, Dry Creek supports kids staying after school to be actively engaged in healthy activities. On school days, the hours between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. are the peak hours for juvenile crime and experimentation with drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and sex. Studies show that children in after-school programs do better in school, stay in school longer and have greater expectations for the future. Parents with children in after-school programs are less stressed, have fewer unscheduled absences and are more productive at work.

We want to keep kids safe and engaged by providing opportunities into these evening hours. We also aim to provide a loving, safe, and supportive environment where the children feel empowered to learn and grow within themselves, and to create lasting relationships with their fellow students and teachers.

 
 

Dry Creek supported 36 after-school programs and 11 chess clubs in the Salt Lake and Granite School Districts for the 2018-2019 school year. Programs ranged from Latino art and sculpting to stem coding and outdoors explorers. Application for 2019-2020 is now open! Apply below via JotForm (preferred) or download the PDF application and submit your completed form to chandler@drycreekcharity.org. Ideal programs will operate at least 2x/wk for the full school year.