Thursday, March 12, 2015

Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts outreach aims to give girls from low income areas and opportunity to become a Girl Scout. Not only do they get to participate in a social program that they would have otherwise not had the opportunity to do, but they also learn STEM, finance, and leadership skills that will help them busy and out of trouble. The Girl Scouts Outreach program can really make a difference in the lives of many girls.
Volunteers also get to enjoy the fun activities that Girl Scouts offers. Volunteer troop leaders can take the girls on trips to the museum, go camping, have parties, or even go outside and play sports with them. It is a great feeling to watch the girls tell the volunteer how much they love coming to Girl Scouts. The enthusiasm that the Girls get when they organize and execute a plan is priceless. They learn how great it is to accomplish their goals. Girl Scouts really provides these girls with a chance to succeed.
The Girl Scouts Outreach program combines meaningful skills like, leadership, friendship, and many others with fun and rewarding activities. It allow the girls to learn while having fun. The program also brings out the best in all the girls. The quiet girls begin to speak up, the outgoing ones learn to give others a chance to express their opinions. It is an amazing program that leads Girls into success.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Environmental Action Team

The toasty autumn sun on your cheeks, the feel of soil as it crumbles in your fingers, the clean scent of fresh morning dew, lush green vegetation in a vast expanse, and the thumping of your heart after a long morning of volunteer work. It does not get more hands on than this.

Last October, volunteers from the Environmental Action Team worked on an urban farm located right on the outskirts of downtown Salt Lake City. This farm is part of a program called Real Food Rising, which is an initiative with Utahns Against Hunger. This initiative is aimed at providing sustainable agriculture and hunger relief for the community.  

The food that Real Food Rising grows gets donated to food pantries, sold at local farm stands, and some being sold to restaurants. As members of the Environmental Action team, our primary goal is to help improve the quality of our environment through service. In doing this, you will learn valuable new skills by participating in conservation and sustainability projects here
in Utah. Volunteering with Real Food Rising was a great opportunity for us to incorporate all of the goals of EAT into something both tangible and rewarding.

Being able to learn about sustainable agriculture and working hands on really made me feel the difference that we were making as a group, and it motivated many of us to want to be more involved and active with environmental sustainability. After a long morning of work, the volunteers from EAT weeded, cultivated, and sowed 1200 square feet of organic vegetable crops on the farm.

This is just a small taste of what we do at EAT, if you are interested in volunteering with us, please reach out to Kate at

Kate Zhao
Program Director
Environmental Action Team 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Teen's Night Out

Teen’s Night Out (TNO) serves the youth residents at The Road Home.  Along with

The Road Home’s mission we aim to “help people step out of homelessness and back

into our community”.  TNO contributes to this mission by providing weekly

activities for The Road Home’s youth.  Our activities focus on allowing homeless

teens to forget the hardships of being homeless, and focus more on being a teenager.

The teens we serve appear, and act like any other group of teenagers.  They

attend school, hate homework, play sports, and think they can drive a ten-passenger

van.  What makes them different are the dangers that surround them.  These

dangers come in the form of drugs, violence, hunger, oppression, discrimination, and

the elements.  These teens in their situational poverty are limited by homelessness,

and their environment blinds them from a brighter future.  TNO offers a glimpse to a

brighter, more secure future.  We allow them to see and experience things that

poverty would never allow them to see, and for a moment they overcome poverty.

At the moment they are still limited to what poverty can provide.  TNO

continues to provide that weekly glimpse into a brighter future.  We hope that the

teens experiences and interactions at TNO will be that moment where poverty

doesn’t exist for out teens.

If you're interested in volunteering with the Teen's Night Out program, or are looking for more information, check out our Volunteer Now tab on our website, 

Logan Prince
Program Director
Teen's Night Out, The Road Home