Promise South Salt Lake

About Promise South Salt Lake
Led by Mayor Cherie Wood and assisted through local partnerships, Promise South Salt
Lake launched a network of 14 after school programs and community centers located
across the city, providing holistic, community-wide programming at no cost servicing
over 4,000 residents annually.  Promise South Salt Lake promises their community that:

1. Every child has the opportunity to attend and to graduate from college.
2. Every resident has a clean, safe home and neighborhood.
3. Every resident has the opportunity to be healthy and prosper.

Promise SSL Programming
Promise supports their youth by providing a city-wide system of afterschool that ensures
youth receive the same high-quality services across all of their programs year-round.
Each day includes snack and dinner services, homework help or tutoring, enrichment
activities which include; model prevention programming, art, STEM, recreation, service
learning, and college and career prep. The programs are supported by staff trained in
best practices, college mentors and volunteers, and programming partners.

“What I want for myself and my family, I want for every person in our community.”
— Mayor Cherie Wood

Our Partnership is partnering with the South Salt Lake Chamber Women in Business and Promise South Salt Lake to provide unique art workshops, creative entrepreneurial programming and leadership opportunities for youth at the 14 community centers.  Our goal is to celebrate the diversity of the community by highlighting POC artistic collectives and artists while collaborating with existing organizations to empower youth and engage students in artistic activism and exploration.



Working closely with the PROMISE SSL leadership team, we created a mentorship program specifically for their ‘Clubhouse to College/Clubhouse to Career’ initiative.  This program is intended to empower, inspire and motivate mentees to explore professional opportunities, pursue their passions and build out their career vision through an artistic lens.  


  • Help youth identify and achieve career development and personal growth goals.  
  • Build confidence for students to create a career vision.
  • Motivate, inspire and empower youth to achieve their highest potential.
  • Foster an artistic safe space for youth to explore their passions, career interests and hobbies.  

"This was one of the coolest things I've ever seen done with teens, and I'm very excited to see these relationships progressing!"

Kayla Mayers, Center Coordinator / Promise South Salt Lake Tweet

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