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Promise Programs and Centers Currently Suspended

Promise Afterschool and Community Programs will be suspended until further notice in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19/Coronavirus in our community. We intend to resume programming as soon as possible pending guidance from state, city, and school district officials. 

We understand that our programs provide essential resources for many youth and families.  We are committed to communicating about those resources and other logistics as we have them.  Please know, we are monitoring this situation closely and will provide updates as new information becomes available.

For Information about Promise South Salt Lake or other support, please email:

COVID-19 Interim Childcare Programs


Promise South Salt Lake has opened two Interim programs to help provide childcare to families who fall into these categories:

  • Has a Parent/Guardian that is an essential worker (e.g. medical, grocery, gas station etc).
  • Family has lost childcare due to COVID-19 closures.
  • Family needs assistance providing meals for children.
  • Youth in the family need help with remote learning/completing assignments.
Email Bonnie Owens at for more info!

Dinner Pickup at the Columbus Center

Grab and Go Meals are served Monday - Friday, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm at the Columbus Center, 2531 S 400 E. In the front of the building on 500 E. 
Meals are free to any youth 18 years old or younger. 

Welcome to Promise South Salt Lake

The South Salt Lake Mayor’s Office, with the support of South Salt Lake Recreation Department, Police Department, Community Development Department, and Urban Livability Department works with United Way and a broad variety of partners to provide dynamic, highly specialized community and out-of-school-time programming with academic and prevention focus at 14 neighborhood centers throughout the city.

We articulate our work as promises representing our highest hopes for our community. Based on very specific research and models of other successful communities, Mayor Wood and the Promise South Salt Lake Leadership Team formulated goals—specifically to accommodate South Salt Lake children, families, residents, and seniors.

Promise South Salt Lake works to implement specialized strategies and program maps based on relevant data, model/evidence-based curriculums, expand learning and positive youth development opportunities supporting academic, physical, civic, social, and emotional success. Activities in South Salt Lake include high intensity, literacy-focused afterschool programs, structured recreation and service opportunities, intentional reciprocal cultural opportunities, and a broad range of enriching experiences utilizing a cradle to career continuum improving educational and developmental youth outcomes.

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