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Keeping kids learning during a summer of COVID-19

Youth Education at the University of Utah is excited to announce the launch of YES! Youth Education Streaming, a new online activity platform designed to keep children and teens engaged and active this summer and throughout the year. It joins Youth Education’s new online Campus Camps and Pre-College classes to help fulfill their mission of inspiring education, innovation and imagination by developing interests and passions through experiential education and extending the resources of the University of Utah to students aged 17 and younger.

“Our teachers and staff members really look forward to interacting with the kids each summer,” said Elliott Fraughton, director of Youth Education at the U. “We are disappointed that we cannot offer our camps in person this year, but Youth Education Streaming will allow them to still have that connection while keeping everyone healthy and safe.”

The paid subscription service, which will be available starting June 19, 2020, provides unlimited access to short videos that invite and encourage viewers to try something offline, with new content added weekly.

The types of activities viewers can expect are:

  • Science activities such as solar ovens and puffy slime
  • Art projects, such as acting classes and spin art
  • Nature activities such as making bug hotels or bird feeders
  • Outdoor activity challenges, such as a video or photo scavenger hunt in the neighborhood or backyard games
  • Baking and cooking activities such as no bake cookies or bunny bread
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Yes! is a new online activity platform from Youth Education at the University of Utah.

“We’re currently reaching out to University of Utah departments, inviting them to contribute videos on their specialties,” said Bri Butterfield, Club U director for Youth Education at the U. “The idea has been well-received and we’re excited hearing about some of the video activities our amazing campus departments will be providing. It’s a great way to extend the resources of the U to our community.”

Local businesses and organizations are also invited to contribute content and in turn will be featured on the website and in promotional materials. A contact form for those interested in contributing their own unique content is available here as well as on the YES! website.

Andrew Stone’s two sons have participated in Club U and other Youth Education camps and classes for the past five years.

“We’re going to use a variety of options this year,” said Stone. “We’re planning on using the Youth Education Streaming as a great addition to our summer plans. I like that it encourages my kids to stay engaged on topics that interest them.”

Subscribe or learn more about Youth Education Streaming here.

Media Contacts

Morgan Aguilarcommunications specialist, University of Utah Communications