Jennifer Christensen http://upr.org en LifeLine http://upr.org/post/lifeline <p><em>Putting Families Back Together Again</em></p><p>Placing her daughter, Kim, in residential treatment at LifeLine for Youth was one of the most difficult decisions Chris Beazer has ever had to make as a parent. Today, she credits the program’s family-oriented approach with her daughter’s success in overcoming significant challenges with drugs and other destructive behaviors. Chris now serves as the organization’s Community Relations Director.</p><p><a href="http://lifelineforyouth.com/" target="_blank">lifelineforyouth.com</a></p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 15:11:15 +0000 Jennifer Christensen 18385 at http://upr.org Youth Discovery Inc. http://upr.org/post/youth-discovery-inc <p><em>Enabling American Latino and Multicultural Youth to Achieve the American Dream and Attain Their Highest Potential</em></p><p>Based in Logan, Youth Discovery Inc. helps Latino, multicultural and low income students reach their full potential, providing mentorship and instruction centered on academic support, college preparation, cultural and identify development, service, leadership and employment. Krista Bustamante serves as the agency’s Director. Fernando Loya, a student body officer at Sky View High School, is a grateful program participant.</p> Sat, 22 Dec 2012 00:03:37 +0000 Jennifer Christensen 18018 at http://upr.org Youth Discovery Inc. The Road Home http://upr.org/post/road-home <p><em>Helping People Step Out of Homelessness and Back Into Our Community</em></p><p>The largest homeless shelter in Utah, The Road Home houses more than 1,100 people a night during Utah’s cold winter months, including men, women, and families with children. Celeste Eggert serves as the agency’s Director of Development and Community Relations.</p><p><a href="http://www.theroadhome.org" target="_blank">www.theroadhome.org</a></p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 23:59:08 +0000 Jennifer Christensen 18017 at http://upr.org The Road Home Utah Public Radio http://upr.org/post/utah-public-radio <p><em>Utah’s Favorite Public Radio</em></p><p>A statewide service of Utah State University, Utah Public Radio can be heard on five full-power stations and 31 translators from Soda Springs, ID to Beaver Dam, AZ, providing award-winning Utah news and features, along with critically-acclaimed NPR programming. Having devoted his career to public broadcasting, Victor Hogstrom serves as UPR’s General Manager.</p><p></p><p><br>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 23:53:14 +0000 Jennifer Christensen 18016 at http://upr.org SADS Foundation (Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes) http://upr.org/post/sads-foundation-sudden-arrhythmia-death-syndromes <p><em>Supporting Families. Saving Lives.</em></p><p>The SADS Foundation was established 20 years ago, when a gene was discovered in SLC that causes Long QT, an electrical malfunction of the heart. Every year in the US alone, approximately 4,000 young people lose their lives to SADS-related conditions, all of which can be treated effectively with proper diagnosis and medication. Hoping to education the public about SADS and support families who are affected, Laura Wall serves as the organization’s Vice President of Development and Marketing.</p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 00:51:10 +0000 Jennifer Christensen 17921 at http://upr.org SADS Foundation (Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes) Latinos in Action http://upr.org/post/latinos-action <p><em>Creating Leaders and Trailblazers from Elementary School through College</em></p><p>Latinos in Action provides Utah’s minority youth with opportunities to prepare for college, develop leadership skills through service and navigate a “system” that far too often leaves them behind. Dr. Jose Enriquez, the organization’s founder and CEO, is passionate about helping the students in his program not only personally succeed, but also mentor others.</p><p><a href="http://www.latinosinaction.org/" target="_blank">www.latinosinaction.org</a><br>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 00:46:53 +0000 Jennifer Christensen 17920 at http://upr.org Latinos in Action HawkWatch International http://upr.org/post/hawkwatch-international <p><em>Conserving Raptors and Our Shared Environment</em></p><p>HawkWatch International was established in 1986 to conduct scientific research, education and monitoring relative to the preservation of eagles, hawks, falcons and other raptors. Caroline Goldman is the organization’s Executive Director, with Nikki Wayment coordinating Education and Outreach.</p><p><a href="http://www.hawkwatch.org/" target="_blank">www.hawkwatch.org</a><br>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 00:40:03 +0000 Jennifer Christensen 17919 at http://upr.org HawkWatch International Berg Home 3000 Club http://upr.org/post/berg-home-3000-club <p><em>Because They Need to Continue to Heal…</em></p><p>In April of the year 2000, Loydene Berg’s husband, Peter, was killed during a violent shooting rampage at a Chevy’s restaurant in Salt Lake City. In September 2012, their family home tragically burned to the ground. Organized by a dear friend, the Berg Home 3000 Club seeks to help Loydene and her children rebuild.</p><p><a href="http://berghome3000club.weebly.com/index.html" target="_blank">berghome3000club.weebly.com</a></p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 00:25:48 +0000 Jennifer Christensen 17918 at http://upr.org YMCA Camp Roger http://upr.org/post/ymca-camp-roger <p><em>Helping School-aged Kids Grow in Spirit, Mind and Body</em></p><p>Located 14 miles east of Kamas on Mirror Lake Highway, YMCA Camp Roger’s residential summer camp welcomes children and teens from around the world. First a camper, then a camp counselor, Bettina Geise is now an enthusiastic camp parent and board member.</p><p><a href="http://www.ymcacamproger.org%20" target="_blank">www.ymcacamproger.org </a></p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 22:51:54 +0000 Jennifer Christensen 14231 at http://upr.org YMCA Camp Roger West Ridge Academy http://upr.org/post/west-ridge-academy <p><em>Offering Hope and Healing to Struggling Teens</em></p><p>West Ridge Academy in West Jordan is a residential treatment facility for struggling teens. Brianna, a former client, is grateful for the center’s role in changing her life for the better. Admissions specialist Lynn Smith is the parent of 10 children, one of whom is a West Ridge graduate.</p><p><a href="http://www.westridgeacademy.com" target="_blank">www.westridgeacademy.com</a></p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 22:47:19 +0000 Jennifer Christensen 14230 at http://upr.org West Ridge Academy