This week is all about giving back and fighting back. The Sorenson Unity Center is looking for part-time afternoon youth mentors—no experience required. You can also celebrate the Fourth by standing up for your Fourth Amendment Rights against unlawful search and seizure by joining a protest outside Utah’s NSA “spy center.” Then swing by a carwash fundraiser to get your vehicle cleaned and support a scholarship that helps people pay for drug treatment.
Volunteer at Sorenson Unity Center
Weekday afternoons through Sept. 4
The Sorenson Unity Center is looking for adult volunteers to help mentor and mold young minds through some of the center’s awesome summer programs. Assist in teaching electronics, robotics and science skills, with no prior experience necessary. Staff will provide all the training needed to fulfill short weekday-afternoon shifts.
Sorenson Unity Center, 855 W. California Ave. (1300 South), 801-535-6533, weekday afternoons, 1-4 p.m., for more info, e-mail Carole Costa at firstname.lastname@example.org
Restore the Fourth NSA Protest
Thursday, July 4
Affidavits and the information of whistleblower Edward Snowden has shown that the National Security Agency has been involved in a massive data-collection project, allowing for wireless phone taps and intercepting the e-mails of millions of American citizens. The spy operation is done without warrants, so activists are rallying to remind the spymasters that such clandestine efforts represent “unreasonable searches,” in violation of the Fourth Amendment.
South of Camp Williams, 17800 S. Redwood Road, Bluffdale, July 4, 9 a.m., Facebook.com/RallyAgainstPrism/events
SOL Scholarship Foundation Carwash Fundraiser
Saturday, July 6
The Sobriety Optimization League (SOL) Scholarship Foundation knows that addiction is a hard hole for people to dig themselves out of, especially when effective treatment can be costly. That’s why the nonprofit raises money for scholarships to help deserving individuals access life-saving drug treatment. Come get your ride cleaned and help others clean up their lives at the same time.
1302 E. Draper Parkway, July 6, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Facebook.com/SolScholarshipFoundation