By Lauren Hansen
Park City Community School Director

image (1)I have had the opportunity to work in many different school settings, both public and private, and working with children has always been a passion of mine. I have been working with high school students for the past six years, at the Oakley School, as the Guidance Counselor. The opportunity to work with younger students and families excites me!

Overall, I bring a unique background and experiences to United Way of Salt Lake. I have my Masters degree in Counseling and School Counseling, so I understand the clinical and academic issues that students are facing in our ever-changing world.

To me, LIVING UNITED means that we are all in this together. In order to make this world a better place for ourselves, our children, and future generations – we must all work together. We cannot stand by and watch children fall behind in our schools or miss out on opportunities to grow and learn. LIVING UNITED means that we are all part of the “village” that is raising the next generation. We owe it to them, and future generations, to provide opportunities for education to be successful adults.

I am so excited to be part of Promise Park City and work with the elementary schools and Promise Partners! I strongly believe in our mission and am thrilled to be a part of such a dynamic group of people! I am also excited to be part of the United Way of Salt Lake team and the opportunity to volunteer with local organizations. Overall, I just love what United Way stands for and the work that we do! Changing the Odds for children and future generations is amazing work and I couldn’t be more excited for this opportunity!