“On January 7, 2016 we held Sabor de Kearns, our first lunch & learn event, which was a great success!” writes Heather Fuller, Family and Community Outreach Coordinator with the Oquirrh Hills Elementary Family Center.
The idea for Sabor de Kearns was a collaboration between Oquirrh Hills Elementary, Kearns Junior High, Kearns Public Library and other service providers in the Kearns area. Because the proximity of these programs are so close to one another, and because these programs serve many of the same families, aligning these programs, in order to best serve families, as well as informing parents of all the great resources available to them, has been and continues to be the goal of this group. This event, is hopefully just the first of more great work to come while these providers work so hard to serve the families in Kearns, and the greater community.
Heather says, “We attribute the great participation to excellent planning, coordination, and wonderful support from Kearns Junior High School which brought faithful followers. The event began at the Kearns Library for story time, which put a smile on everyone’s face watching the charming singing and kid’s interaction. There were about 10 children, 28 adults, plus many more staff from various organizations. United Way of Salt Lake provided the delicious catered food from El Rancho Grande restaurant here in Kearns. There was standing room only in the Parent Center at Oquirrh Hills Elementary School as they served up steaming cheesy enchiladas, tacos, rice, and beans. We hope to have more combined activities to build awareness of what community resources are available within a short walking distance!”