Skyline High School’s Community of Caring program was among the 2017 recipients of Salt Lake County Youth Service’s Commission on Youth Award.
The award seeks to honor individuals and groups, both youth and adults, in the community who have given service to youth in the following areas: prevention, guidance, and advocacy.
Skyline’s Community of Caring students have logged hundreds of volunteer hours this school year, giving their time at St. Vincent’s dining hall, The Road Home and The Utah Food Bank. Additionally, they tutor weekly at elementary schools, plan activities with the elderly, and hold monthly teen forums to address issues like suicide, abuse, and body image.
On top of that, they facilitated three blood donation drives during the year.
The group was presented with the award at the Salt Lake County Government Center by Mayor Ben McAdams during a special ceremony honoring other youth advocates.