Youthlinc is gearing up for a new year of Real Life in Salt Lake City!  Heading into our 3rd year we will again be partnering with the Hser Ner Moo Center in South Salt Lake to pair Youthlinc volunteers with teenage refugee students to learn life-skills and have a great time while making new friends. This year we will focus on respect, gender equality, art expression, financial literacy, health and hygiene, school and career counseling, English practice – all while participating in fun activities and field trips. 

General Orientation kicked off the Service Year for the 2011-2012 teams.  We held a general information session for participants interested in choosing Real Life as their main service site.  We had well over 50 students come to the meeting and we all looking forward to getting to know them all!

December 2nd will be an Orientation with the Hser Ner Moo Center at the Youthlinc office at 4pm.  The Hser Ner Moo staff will discuss what the Center’s goals and how they do things around there.  Following that discussion we will have our first planning session to plan for the January meetings.  This will give all new volunteers an opportunity to bring their ideas to the table and have ownership of this program.  We are excited to see what you come up with!

Lisa (Real Life Intern) and I are excited and anxious to get this year of Real Life underway.  We couldn’t do it without our amazing volunteers and from what I can tell so far from this year’s group is that this year is going to be amazing!

Lisa is on the left!  She has been involved since the beginning. We love her!!!

If you have not signed up but want to be involved with Real Life in Salt Lake City this year please email us  We would love to have you participate! (and I promise you will love it too!) Also, we are always looking for fun field trip and activity ideas.  If you or someone you know has connections that could help our program succeed, please let us know!   Check back to the blog for updates on the program throughout the year and join the Real Life in Salt Lake City group on Facebook!

– Julia Wee, Youthlinc Local Service Director/Office Manager

Field trips!

Last year’s Real Life leaders and Hser Ner Moo staff!
Lots of new friends!

Shopping for group dinners

Ice Skating

So many fun games

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