BEACON after-school programs ready to enroll K-8 students for fall

By Jeff Richards (The Times-Independent)- Now in its 12th year of serving Grand County schools, Moab’s BEACON Afterschool Program is ready to start enrolling students in its fall programs. BEACON offers a blend of free academic assistance and enrichment programs at three schools within Moab: Helen M. Knight Elementary School, Grand County Middle School and the […]

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Unsung Heroes Zaida Agreda-Winn

By Rose Egelhoff (The Times-Independent)- Zaida Agreda-Winn was surprised when she got the front desk job at the Moab Valley Multicultural Center. In Bolivia, Agreda-Winn was an award-winning journalist with 10 years of experience, but in Moab in 2008, answering the phone in English was a challenge. Over the years, she became fluent in English and became more […]

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Kids go back to school with BEACON

(Moab Sun News)- BEACON Afterschool Program opened its 12th year of programming on Tuesday, Sept. 6, for K-8 students at Helen M. Knight Elementary, Grand County Middle School and Moab Charter School. During the last school year, BEACON served 665 students at the three sites, and program officials are expecting similar or greater enrollment numbers […]

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Ni hao Chinese visitors promote language culture with free classes

By Jeff Richards (Moab Times-Independent)- Three visitors from China conducted a free beginning Chinese class last Friday afternoon, July 29 at the Extension 4-H room at Utah State University–Moab. During the hour-long class, participants learned how to recognize several basic Chinese characters, along with their meanings. They then used these characters to create their own Chinese […]

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MVMC camp introduces kids to diverse cultures

By Emily Lawson (Moab Times Independent)- On Monday, June 20, a group of Moab children visited Afghanistan for a day, exploring the country through pictures, crafts, games and lessons at the Moab Valley Multicultural Center (MVMC). Through the center’s “Multicultural Mondays” community outreach program, local kids (grades one through six) participate in a summer camp designed […]

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GCHS Students of the Month for March 2016

Grand County High School’s students of the month for March 2016 are Lindsay Farnsworth and Christopher Marquez. Farnsworth is the daughter of Robert and Celeste Farnsworth. She says her favorite class at GCHS is drama. “I love drama because it throws me out of my comfort zone, and it’s the only place I can act […]

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Moab Arts Council grants $7,000 to local nonprofits

(The Times-Independent)- The Moab Arts Council (MAC) recently granted $7,000 to various local organizations and events to support the arts in Moab. Ten organizations and events were awarded funding for 2016 during a brief award ceremony at the Moab Arts and Recreation Center on Wednesday, Dec. 9, according to a news release from the MAC. […]

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Multicultural center succeeds with community’s help

(Moab Sun News)- Rhiana Medina, Executive Director, Moab Valley Multicultural Center Dear Editor, The Moab Valley Multicultural Center (MVMC) would like to thank the Moab community for supporting our mission this year. In 2015 we were able to provide 700-plus hours of advocacy and crisis support services. At least 1,300 people attended an MVMC cultural […]

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Report: UPSTART program is showing results in Grand County Read more: Moab Times-Independent – Report UPSTART program is showing results in Grand County

Report: UPSTART program is showing results in Grand County (Moab Times-Independent)- The first 30 graduates of the preschool program Utah Preparing Students Today for a Rewarding Tomorrow (UPSTART) are doing very well academically as kindergartners, according to a recent report to the Grand County Board of Education. In addition, local UPSTART representatives say that more […]

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Club Spotlight: Amigos Club

By Brenda Ramirez (The Devil’s Advocate) — Do you want to join a club but you don’t know what club? Do you like helping little kids? If you do then Amigos Club is your type of club. In Amigos Club we like to help little kids by mentoring those who need help or are stuggling. […]

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