YouthCity serves Salt Lake City's young people with innovative and enriching activities created with input from participants. The programs are located in city community centers, schools and parks, where young people can have fun and learn new skills in a structured setting. YouthCity currently includes after-school and summer, arts education, employment, sports, government and community involvement.
YouthCity fosters positive youth development in Salt Lake City by providing out of school opportunities for social, emotional, skills, character, and citizenship development in an inclusive environment.
Salt Lake City is changing. There are more people – and more diversity – more families where both parents work, and more single parent households. These changes bring many opportunities – and some challenges. Many parents aren't able to be home after school and during the summer, times during which research shows children are most likely to engage in high-risk behaviors. Quality, affordable after-school and summer programs are in high demand and short supply. YouthCity specifically targets school-aged youths with innovative, enriching activities that offer productive alternatives and improve quality of life for parents, children and the community at large.
YouthCity was created in 2000. This endeavor brought together existing youth programs, including Global Artways, the Sorenson Multi-Cultural Center and YouthCity Government, and added new opportunities for youth. Today's YouthCity serves more young people and families than any other previous city youth program.
YouthCity serves Salt Lake City youth ages 9-14.
Program fees range from $10-$200 a month per participant during after school, and $10-$400 during the summer program. Fees are based on family size and income level. Look at our Program Fee Page to determine what your fee will be.
After-School and Summer
YouthCity Government (civic and community involvement for teens)
YouthCity Apprenticeship Program
YouthCity also sponsors special activities such as the creation of murals along the TRAX line and throughout the city, the YouthCity Government Unity Groove dance, and Global Artway's Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration of Salt Lake City, an arts education festival.
Where does YouthCity operate?
Central City Recreation Center- 615 S. 300 E.
Ottinger Hall- 233 North Canyon Road (120 E.)
Fairmont Park- 1040 E. Sugarmont Dr.
Liberty Park- 1040 S. 600 E. Mailing Address- 210 E. 600 S. SLC, UT 84111
YouthCity Central City Teen Program- 615 S. 300 E. 5:30-8pm Monday-Thursday
YouthCity Northwest Teen Program- 1300 W. 300 N. 5:30-8pm Monday-Thursday
Absolutely. YouthCity works with many other youth providers to collaborate on projects and help ensure that Salt Lake City youth have access to quality activities throughout the school year and summer.
YouthCity brings many segments of our community together to share in both the responsibility and rewards of ensuring the health, happiness and success of our young people. Local and national government organizations, private foundations and corporations, local businesses and individuals contribute financial, in-kind and volunteer support to YouthCity programs. If you would like to get involved, please contact Kim Thomas at 535-6129.