By Alexandria Sorensen
Apple CEO Tim Cook and part-owner of the Utah Jazz Dwayne Wade teamed up to announce the completion of their campaign to build homes that provide services to LGBTQ+ youth in the western United States.
Tim Cook came to Utah to participate in the Silicon Slopes Summit. While in town, he met up with local tech companies such as Ancestry and Instructure. Cook also visited the Apple store at City Creek Center.
Encircle is a non-profit organization that provides mental health services for LGBTQ+ youth.
“Encircle is helping bring young LGBTQ people together, building communities, and bridging divides,” Cook said.
Their campaign started in February with donations from Apple and Utah Jazz owners Ryan and Ashley Smith. Encircle has locations in Salt Lake City, Provo and St. George.
Construction is already starting to build more homes in Heber, Logan, Ogden and Las Vegas.