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The start of a new school year is filled with exciting anticipation as the back-to-school shopping is done and backpacks are filled, but not for hundreds of students at Redwood Elementary in West Valley.
One by one these small faces and little hands came to Albert Archuleta, trusting him with their head of hair as they hopped into the barber chair. Archuleta smiled and teased with them, conferring with parents about what cut they preferred for their child.
At Redwood Elementary, the excitement of going back to school can often be overwhelmed by the anxiety of making ends meet. Eighty percent of the students there live at or below the poverty level.
Today on Fresh Living Caitlin sat down with Brooke Porter and Brent Severe from the Granite Education Foundation to talk about the critical issue of child hunger during summer months. The Foundation serves around 68,000 students, 65% of whom are at or below the poverty line.
A Salt Lake City management company is lending a helping hand at battling food insecurity in the Utah. The last day of school for most is one of excitement and anticipation for summer fun and freedom, but for many kids in Granite School District this time is instead filled with worry.
Granite School District is recognizing an "absolutely incredible kid.” Kearns High School student Keeven Wilson can add that title to his resume. The Granite School District is recognizing him for transforming his life. Back in junior high, he was getting straight F's.
A local high school tenth grader won the Granite School District’s “Incredible Kid” Award. Keven Wilson did not know he was about to receive the reward, and he did not even know the award existed. Every year since 2013, Granite has picked one student as its most “Incredible Kid."
On Tuesday, Kearns High School sophomore Keeven Wilson was named the district's Absolutely Incredible Kid. He was a straight-F student in junior high, someone who'd run'ins with police and a home life so unstable that he and his siblings were taken from their parents.
Many families in our area struggle to consistently put food on the table and it's especially hard on the children. Now a grocery store chain is teaming up with the Granite Education Foundation to do something about it.
KUTV is raising money for the annual Souper Bowl of Caring. Your donations could go to a mobile food pantry to feed Utah's hungry kids. Brent Severe, Chief Executive Officer for the Granite Education Foundation talks with Kari about what mobile food pantries do for Utah.
Eighty-six students from nine high schools in Granite School District took part in the Art Olympics. Brooke Porter, director of communications for the Granite Education Foundation, said the purpose of the Art Olympics is to give students a chance to celebrate their talents and art.
As Olympic athletes around the world prepare for Pyeongchang, student artists of Granite School District compete to stand atop the podium in their own Art Olympics. The games’ contenders are 86 artists from all nine Granite high schools with just four hours to create their masterpiece.
Granite Park Jr. High’s principal, Aaron Wilson and staff members worried that many students would go hungry over the two-week winter break. About 90% of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch at school, so they created a dinner to show they cared.
When it comes to donating time and money, there are many options and opportunities in the Beehive State. To help you navigate where you can best give your money, time and goods, we've created an open list of organizations and charities that benefit those in need.
Volunteers fill thousands of Santa Sacks for needy students in Granite’s Santa Sacks workshop in South Salt Lake. The sacks include new blankets, books, socks, hats, hygiene kits, school supplies and toys for younger children, or headphones and gift cards for older students.
Some folks are lending a helping hand for students in Granite School District this holiday season and we’re learning there are a lot of students in need. Volunteers filled thousands of sacks one by one with toys, blankets, books and more at a local version of Santa’s workshop.
Rocky is the latest addition to the Mobile Food Pantry program and this one is sponsored by the Granite Education Foundation. Dan Rascon caught up to the truck as it delivered food to students at Kearns Jr. High, where 30% of the student population are kids in need.
Faltan sólo unas semanas para la Navidad y para familias de escasos recursos que luchan cada semana para satisfacer las necesidades básicas esta fecha puede ser un poco difícil ya que probablemente no hay presupuesto para comprar regalos para los niños.
Santa Claus has an extension of his workshop right here in Salt Lake City. With room after room overflowing with toys, blankets, books and more, the volunteers at this workshop work furiously to fill thousands of “Santa Sacks” for the neediest students in Granite School District.
Granite School District unveiled a new food pantry Friday to serve the 67 schools in the district. The new truck is the fourth in the fleet and aims aid students struggling with hunger. 65% of the students in Granite live below the poverty line.
The gift of the 36-foot refrigerated truck dubbed "Rocky," which will deliver food to Granite District schools, was made possible through a partnership among the Granite Education Foundation, Granite Credit Union and Utah Food Bank.
A new mobile food pantry will help ensure kids in the Granite School District have enough to eat. The Granite Education Foundation, the district’s non-profit arm unveiled a new truck today that will bring groceries to kids to take home.
To continue combating the hunger crisis, Granite Education Foundation and Granite Credit Union generously donated the funds for a mobile food pantry truck to service the school district through a partnership with Utah Food Bank.