The findings are clear, there is a strong correlation between being highly involved in the arts, academic success, and civic engagement.
Not only do we help them improve academically, we work to help engage them socially and civically: all things that, according to the experts doing these studies, will help Utah County become an even better place for people to achieve upward mobility.
Provo, Utah has the highest volunteerism rate in the entire country. We really are number one when it comes to volunteering. Pretty cool, huh?
Just this morning I had the chance to attend a meeting with John Curtis, Provo’s Mayor, where he thanked my fellow AmeriCorps members and me for our service. As the Mayor and some of the other AmeriCorps members addressed the group, I couldn’t help but think about the incredible volunteers at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Utah County.
These Club members at our Provo Clubhouse had a blast! Thanks Smith’s for a great afternoon!
Do you remember trying something for the first time as a child? Maybe it was your first public performance, or learning a new sport or game, or maybe it was something as simple as doing a science experiment. Youth is a great time for discovery, and it’s a time when each of us can lay the foundation for our own great futures.
Through every program and at every site, we provide a community to help all youth—especially those who need us most—prepare for the world and build foundations for great futures.