Dry Creek supports After School Projects in the Salt Lake Valley in elementary and middle schools with high numbers of latchkey students.
Salt Lake Valley
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. The application for the 2019 - 2020 school year will be open in July 2019. Ideal programs will operate at least twice a week for the full school year.