Drop out for what?

Drop out for what?

According to a report published by the state of Utah, the graduation rate in 2013 was 81 percent, which is a 3 percent improvement over the previous year. In the Provo and Alpine school districts, however, the graduation rate is still at 78%. Nearly 1 in 4 students in...

Working at Walden

On Wednesday, Garrett and I had the chance to visit the Walden K-5 Club site, hosted at the Walden School of Liberal Arts in north Provo. The afternoon started with a healthy snack, grapes and mixed nuts, and some free time for the kids to play. This is valuable since...
Learning for Great Futures

Learning for Great Futures

“Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that will never be again. And what do we teach our children? We teach them that two and two make four and that Paris is the capital of France. When will we also teach them what they are? We...
Navajo Reservation Trip

Navajo Reservation Trip

The Diversity Club at the Walden Teen Center took an exciting trip to the Navajo Reservation from May 9-11.  Our student Jaiden’s family lives on the reservation and invited us to come visit.  They helped us plan an exciting weekend filled with really fun...
Splatter Art

Splatter Art

The Discovery art discovery class at the Franklin Elementary afterschool program learned about the famous artist Jackson Pollock and his messy but fun splatter paint techniques. Kids cut out a design and then taped that to a big piece of butcher paper. Then, they went...