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Neighborhood Centers & Afterschool Programs

Promise South Salt Lake is a network of 14 community centers located throughout our city that offer programs at no cost. We put a specific emphasis on our youngest residents, providing a city-wide system of afterschool that ensures our youth receive the same high-quality services across all of our programs year-round.

Each day includes snack and dinner services, homework help or tutoring, enrichment activities which include; model prevention programming, art, STEM, recreation, service learning, and college and career prep. The programs are supported by staff trained in best practices, college mentors and volunteers, and programming partners.  Fall Fest

Promise SSL programs do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, culture, religion, country of national origin, or developmental/physical disabilities. Children and youth in designated grades (K-12) who attend school in South Salt Lake including those who are homeschooled may be eligible to attend. All after school programs at community schools can only serve youth who attend school at the given site or home-schooled children and youth who live within the boundaries of the school. All youth and children and their families who live, work, and worship in South Salt Lake are eligible to attend Promise South Salt Lake programs at the community-center based sites. 

For more information on each Promise center, please see below.

Woodrow Wilson Elementary

2567 S Main St, South Salt Lake, UT 84115

Serving K - 5th grade youth who attend Woodrow WIlson Elementary. This program was Promise’s 2nd center, opening in 2008. From the beginning, we've created a community where youth can feel safe, can learn and can grow through mentorship and building life skills.

For more information on the Woodrow Wilson Afterschool Program Contact:

Emily Blakeley: eblakeley@sslc.com or 801-386-0589

 Distanced Learning

Moss Elementary

4399 S 500 E, Millcreek, UT 84107

Serving 1st - 5th grade youth who attend James E. Moss Elementary in Millcreek. This program focuses on interest-based clubs, hosting daily classes such as judo, Girl Scouts, art, chess, Girls on the Run, science, choir, school play, and so much more.

For more information on the Moss Elementary Afterschool Program Contact:

Lauren Levorsen: llevorsen@sslc.com or 385-258-6360

 Moss Elementary teacher and student

Olene Walker Elementary

3745 South 900 West, South Salt Lake City UT 84115

Serving K - 5th grade youth who attend Olene Walker Elementary. This program is in SSL’s newest school. We are excited to provide a safe place for youth to explore and grow their personal interests.

For more information on the Olene Walker Elementary Afterschool Program contact:

Tori Smith: tsmith@sslc.com or 801-828-8219

 Olene Walker Exterior

Lincoln Elementary

450 E 3700 S, South Salt Lake, UT 84115

Serving K - 5th grade youth who attend Lincoln Elementary. This program offers students the chance to choose from a general daily program structure or interest-based clubs. Clubs include soccer, cooking, chess, Lego League, ukulele, and more. 

For more information on the Lincoln Elementary Afterschool Program contact:

Deborah Peel: dpeel@sslc.com or 801-657-0416

 Lincoln Elementary afterschool

Granite Park Junior High

3031 S 200 E, South Salt Lake, UT 84115

Serving 6th - 8th grade youth who attend Granite Park Junior High. This program was founded in 2009. Since then, GPJH students have been able to attend robust clubs and activities, engage in tutoring and other homework help with their school day teachers close by.

For more information on the Granite Park Junior High Afterschool Program contact:

Joseph Genda: jgenda@sslc.com or 801-440-4499

 GPJH

Cottonwood High School

5715 S 1300 E, Murray, UT 84121

Serving 9th - 12th grade youth who attend Cottonwood High School in Murray. This program is the only one that offers transportation - there is a bus to take youth home to South Salt Lake after the program. Clubs and Activities include Art Club, Robotics, Colts in the Kitchen (Cooking Club), Team Sports, Chess Club, MESA, Video Game Club, ACT Prep, and much more!

For more information on the Cottonwood High School Afterschool Program contact:

Colleen Bradburn: cbradburn@sslc.com or 385-630-9748

 Cottonwood High Kitchen

Kearns St Ann School

430 E 2100 S, South Salt Lake, UT 84115

Serving K - 8th grade youth who attend Kearns St Ann School. This program opened in 2016. Activities include robotics, cooking, art projects, STEM exploration, coding, choir, Friday field trips, and more.

For more information on the Kearns St Ann School Afterschool Program contact:

Heidi Qin: hqin@sslc.com or 385-630-9754

 KSA School

Utah International Charter School

350 East Baird Cir, Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Serving 7th - 12th grade youth who attend Utah International Charter School. Our vision is to honor and celebrate each student’s culture and identity while empowering him or her with language, global literacy, collaboration, leadership, and critical thinking skills. 

For more information on the Utah International Charter School Afterschool Program contact:

Leroy Brandon: lbrandon@sslc.com or 801-520-7175

 UICS Ribbon Cutting

Commonwealth Performing Arts and Youth Entrepreneurial Center

3280 S 540 E, South Salt Lake, UT 84106

Serving 6th - 12th grade youth, located at the Historic Scott School Arts & Community Center. This program was Established in 2017 to give South Salt Lake teens a unique after school experience blending together the traditional aspects of AfterSchool with a newfound focus on Performing Arts & Entrepreneurial opportunities. Commonwealth works hard to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for teens from all backgrounds.

For more information on the Commonwealth Performing Arts & Youth Entrepreneurial Center Afterschool Program contact: 

Taylor Grzeskiewicz: tkirch@sslc.com or 801-803-3632

 Commonwealth Performing Arts

Historic Scott School Community Center

3280 S 540 E, South Salt Lake, UT 84106

Serving K - 6th grade youth, located at the Historic Scott School Arts & Community Center. HSS is a place where youth can come and be themselves! Our youth are given the opportunity to explore their talents, meet new people, and reach new academic heights in a unique and accepting atmosphere. We think outside the box when it comes to enrichment, and offer opportunities like healthy cooking, gardening, peer mentoring, found art club, and much more!

For more information on the Historic Scott School Community Center Afterschool Program contact:

Taylor Grzeskiewicz: tkirch@sslc.com or 801-803-3632

 Historic Scott School Kids

Central Park Community Center/PAL Boxing

2797 S 200 E, South Salt Lake, UT 84115

Serving K-12 grade youth, located at Central Park Community Center. We believe that youth thrive when given opportunities to step outside their comfort zones. Whether we're doing art, STEM, recreation, or working on our academic skills, youth in our programs are met with encouragement from caring staff and volunteers. We're also home to the Pete Suazo PAL Boxing Gym, where students from 8-18 can participate in boxing coaching and exercises.

For more information on the Central Park Community Center Afterschool Program contact:

Ashley McFarland: amcfarland@sslc.com or 801-386-4949

 Central Park Ribbon Cutting

Hser Ner Moo Community Center

2531 S 400 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Serving K - 12th grade youth, located within the Columbus Center. Our focus is academic excellence, mentorship, and life skills for all youth that attend our program. While partnering with local universities to offer tutoring and homework help, STEM cooking labs, robotics and engineering, multi-media art, and service projects students are allowed to be themselves and explore new career fields and hobbies. 

For more information on the Hser Ner Moo Community Center Afterschool Program contact:

Kaylee Milliner: kmilliner@sslc.com or 801-828-7245

 Hser Ner Moo Youth

Meadowbrook STEM Center

218 W 3900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

Serving K - 12th grade youth, located within the Utah Refugee Education and Training Center. We believe that through creative STEM enrichment, caring mentors, and quality programming we can help youth find their passions and be successful in their lives while exploring and growing their personal interests. 

For more information on the Meadowbrook STEM Center Afterschool Program contact:

Summer Derieg: sderieg@sslc.com or 385-799-1360

 Meadowbrook STEM

Best Buy Teen Tech Center

2531 S 400 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Serving youth ages 13 - 18, located within the Columbus Center. At the Teen Tech Center, we call the teens "members" because it's a space that we want them to take ownership in. The space is filled with state-of-the-art technology that members can use as tools to complete passion projects, such as making music, creating multimedia art, designing 3D objects, and much more. This is a safe space for teens to be themselves through collaboration and creativity.

For more information on the Best Buy Teen Tech Center contact:

Kayla Mayers: kmayers@sslc.com or 801-455-0994

 BBTTC

Family Liaisons

Family Liaisons are frontline staff who work with families from diverse backgrounds and have a close understanding of the community they serve. This trusting relationship enables them to serve as a liaison between social services and the community to facilitate access to resources and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. They also build individual and community capacity by increasing knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, and advocacy.

As a Family Liaison team, our goal is to facilitate community engagement, community connection and community empowerment.  We know families can’t invest in their community if they are desperately working to meet basic needs which means, often the first step is connecting them to resources, advocating, and mentoring.

Family Liaisons are available to support families and youth to thrive in South Salt Lake City and can help facilitate access to various community resources and programs.

For more information on the Family Liaison Team contact Edward Lopez: elopez@sslc.com or 801-455-1729

Related Information

After School Program Enrollment Info

Click on the link below for more information about how to register your child for a Promise SSL After School Program.

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