At Salt Lake Community College, there are many married and engaged couples who are working hard toward their degrees. They study and attend classes, leaving little time to spend with their significant other. Paying for school also leaves them on a tight budget.
The SLCC Department of Family and Human Studies and the Utah Marriage Commission have teamed up to introduce the Passport to Love. The free five-week workshop aims to help students balance a love life while attending school.
“This is a great idea, it’s hard to come up with things to do that don’t cost money when you’re broke all the time,” says SLCC student Michele Bristol, who is engaged to be married this spring.
The Passport to Love workshop is designed to help students who are married or engaged by sharing techniques that explain how to build commitment, intimacy and connection within a relationship. It follows the Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP) curriculum and uses a date-night environment filled with fun activities and refreshments.
“School has definitely taken a toll on my marriage, and this program would help. My wife would love it and I would score major brownie points,” says Jerald, an SLCC student who has been married for two years.
To learn more about the Passport to Love workshop, contact Angela Jackman with SLCC Family and Human Studies at 801-957-3753 or Angela.Jackman@slcc.edu.