Local business owner Dan Cook, Daniel Cook Architectural Firm and Hub 801 Event Center and Ogden resident for over 30 years, will discuss Vision Ogden, a non-profit organization partnering with other organizations to provide opportunities for youth.
"By holistically investing in the youngest members of the community, I believe we will create long term change benefiting both individuals and the whole community."
The short story: Together with Golden Spike Outreach (a local nonprofit with a proven record of success working with families who have been impacted by incarceration and addiction), local business owners, churches, and individuals, Vision Ogden aims to invest in the roughest neighborhoods of Ogden, one block at a time. They will challenge dangerous norms from every angle, and provide real alternatives to kids, youth, and young adults, seeking to change their lives.
Vision Ogden's objectives are to 1) transform the residential landscape, 2) provide opportunities for young men and women to learn building trades, 3) engage children and youth in free, multifaceted after-school programs, and 4) create a community of belonging and hope across many axes of difference.