Although Salt Lake City doesn’t yet have a strong boxing culture, the introduction of this youth enrichment program might be the beginning of a tradition. Promise South Salt Lake – an initiative to invigorate that community has made promises for the success and well-being of local children, and the PAL boxing program provides structure, discipline, and encouragement for those who need it most.
For the last 25 years, the Make a Wish Foundation has been hosting the Rubber Ducky Derby, a fun event where the community can come together to raise funds for the organization – which grants wishes to local children dealing with a life threatening medical condition. Savannah and Cesar, two children who have had their wishes granted talk about the power of the experience. The Rubber Ducky Derby is August 10th. More information: http://utah.wish.org/
With new bike lanes, Trax lines, and streetcars changing the way that transportation works in Salt Lake City, some of our community’s youngest residents are voicing their input on the ongoing design of the city. The Utah chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar, a professional organization for engineers, urban planners, and others, held a summit for young girls interested in math and science to learn about the mechanics of transportation design and try their hand at long term planning.