Stay Safe, Stay Connected | Promise Partnership Utah
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Helping to bridge learning for students over the summer and into the school year, no matter what back-to-school may look like.


The Promise Partnership is working to ensure Utah students are ready for a lifetime of learning. In collaboration with the Utah State Board of Education, we’ve built Stay Safe, Stay Connected for families who have experienced the most disconnect from school since the COVID-19 pandemic began. With the help of dozens of community members and organizations, we are committed to helping Utah families support their children’s learning over the summer so they’re ready for school in the fall.


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With students having to learn from home due to COVID-19, and the uncertainty around returning to schools in the Fall, we want to help make at-home education easier on parents. Stay Safe, Stay Connected helps support learning over the summer so that students can start the new school year on par with their classmates. Utah 211 can help parents get connected with:

  • • Academic programs to best suit their child's needs

  • • Referrals for organizations that help with rent assistance, food, mental health support, and more

  • • Technology, including devices and internet

We can't ensure that Utah students are ready for the new school year without your help. Get involved with Stay Safe, Stay Connected.

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Provide Laptops

We are currently working with Silicon Slopes Serves to get every students access to the technology they need for their online education. Donate your used technology or give directly to our laptop fund so we can provide laptops to kids in Salt Lake, Davis, and Tooele counties.

Volunteer Opportunities

United Way of Salt Lake

Virtual Math Tutoring

Help Mill Creek Elementary 3rd graders rock their new math program! Don’t remember 3rd grade math? Don’t worry! Students and tutors will go through lesson plans together, one-on-one, via a digital platform. Sign up by Aug. 17!

Time Commitment: Two times/week on Monday & Wednesday OR Tuesday & Thursday; 8:45-9:30 am; Sept. 8/9-December 10th

Qualifications: Tutors must agree to a background check and attend a virtual training on Aug. 31 or Sept. 1

Location: Salt Lake County


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Volunteers of America

Amplifying Youth Connections through Mentoring

Join the Volunteers of America as a mentor for their community-based youth mentoring program to help youth experiencing a variety of risk factors. Mentors and youth do activities such as hiking, visiting museums, learning a new skill together, joining a rec league, etc.

Time Commitment: 1-2 hours a week for 9 months

Qualifications: Must be 21+ years of age and pass a background check

Location: Salt Lake County


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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah

Community-Based Mentoring

Big Brothers Big Sisters needs dozens of adults to mentor kids of all ages from the community, providing them with an additional role model. The volunteer "Big" and youth "Little" meet together 2-4 times monthly for at least one year to spend quality one-on-one time with one another. Matches decide where they will meet and what they will do with guidance and ideas from BBBSU staff along the way.

Time Commitment: 2-3 times a month for 1 year

Location: Statewide


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Catholic Community Services

Refugee Youth Tutoring and Mentoring

Catholic Community Services needs volunteers for both online tutoring and mentoring with refugee youth. Join the tutoring program to work one-on-one with a student when it is convenient for both of you. Join the mentoring program to work with a student between the ages of 9-17 to provide recently arrived refugee youth with additional support as they begin to navigate life in a new place. (Options for in-person mentoring exist if all parties are comfortable).

Time Commitment: 2-5 hours a week for at least a semester (tutoring) or 3 hours a month for a year (mentoring)

Qualifications: Mentors must be 21+ & complete a training; both mentors & tutors must pass a background check

Location: Salt Lake County


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One Refugee

Professional Mentorship

One Refugee needs volunteers for its virtual professional mentorship program, which helps college students connect with professionals in the field for a one-time or monthly video call. The mentorship is an extended informational interview, providing an opportunity for students to ask questions about professional experience, as well as receive advice on industry-specific skills, preparing for a professional environment, job searching, utilizing LinkedIn, or networking. Most importantly, students are open to any professional advice mentors want to share!

Time Commitment: Flexible, one-time opportunities or monthly calls

Location: Salt Lake County


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Other Ways to Get Involved

Check out these other ways to get involved and support the education of kids in our community!

Contact with any questions about volunteering.

Begin Your 211 Search

Utah 211 maintains an online database of more than 10,000 statewide resource and service providers in both nonprofit and government sectors, which helps them provide callers with expert referrals to rent and utility assistance, healthcare, food and meals, income support, and much more. Type in your need and zip code to find resources in your area.

Sponsored by:


Mark and Kathie Miller


In collaboration with the Utah State Board of Education