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October 3, 2009

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October 3, 2009

Youth linc is a phenomenal organization! I am thoroughly impressed with its efforts to go beyond providing service to less fortunate third world countries, but also "creating lifetime humanitarians" and doing service locally as well. I do beleive that privileged people are given the responsibility of reaching out and providing for those who are not as privileged and are in diar need of help. I also agree with youthlinc's stance that even in this industrial country, there are people in need, and I love that youth linc teaches their youth volunteers to help those in their own communities before helping people abroad. It is wonderful to provide huge releif to impoverished people in hurting countries, but it is magnificent to teach the future ruling generation of this country the habbit of helping their neighbors and instilling in them the permanent desire to serve those all around them. Bringing a warm meal to an ill neighbor may not make headline news, but it may mean the world to that ill person; it is little quiet acts of service like this that truly help a community to work together and feel that they are a part of something greater than themselves. I am astoundingly impressed with youthlinc's efforts to provide service from the largest to the smallest scale, especially because they do it by means of teaching the value of service to youth. This is truly a selfless, exemplary organization.

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change the lives of so many more youth by giving them ample experience with community service and service in other countries. It could expand its headquarters to other states and even countires, stretching their service year program across the globe

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 3, 2009

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October 3, 2009

YouthLinc is a great organization because it gives th oportunity to young students (high school and college) and adults to do volunteer work. Students do not only serve their own community locally but also international. In addition, they learn leadership each one with its role in and out of country. Adults are able to mentor the students giving them the tasks to perform when in the community site and showing them the best way to do it.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the team work that we did in Kenya. We learned first as a group how to help the community and then passed it on to the local people in need. We also had a lot of fun together.

Ways to make it better...

we had stayed in site for a little longer. I think 5 days was not enough to accomplish everything we had dreamt about.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

October 2, 2009

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October 2, 2009

YouthLinc has found a way to make an extraordinary marriage between service within a community and service abroad. They have integrated this profound approach of humanitarian work and service into the lives of youth in an effort to create lifelong humanitarians. I find this to be a unique and incredible organization for those reasons, I have worked with countless non profits and none of them have been able to successfully improve the lives of youth, those in need in our community, and those suffering in third world countries all at the same time. Their method is beyond impressive and extremely successful. I truly believe they just might be the best non profit organization I have ever encountered.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my interaction with Danielle Palmer who lead an expedition for them in Kenya

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do nothing

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

what they stand for and what they accomplish

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

hard working, passionate about the cause and determined

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the world

Ways to make it better...

I worked with them first hand as a volunteer or employee

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

money/funding

One thing I'd also say is that...

I love them!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 1, 2009

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October 1, 2009

I have been associated with YouthLINC since its inception and have been supportive with all of its efforts. Last June (2009), my wife and I went with a group of 25 young people on a YouthLINC Team to Thailand to work with an orphanage, several elementary schools, numerous communities and other projects. The bottom line is that YouthLINC develps Humanitarins of the future. Each one of these young people worked hard and with a focus of Service. As a Past District Governor of Rotary International for the State of Utah, I believe in the purpose and the success of this organization.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Working shoulder to shoulder with young men and women of Youth LINC in building, cleaning, teaching, and uplifting small children to the elderly in Thailand. Also, I enjoyed watch the growth of Humanitarians of the future.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 1, 2009

I served in Kenya in 2006 through the YouthLINC program. It was an experience that not only changed, but completely shaped and molded my life. I learned so much more than culture and service. YouthLINC requires its participants to serve a minimum 100 hours of community service prior to departure to the site. This provides an opportunity to remind us that service and humanitarian efforts are not limited to 3rd world countries...everyone around us needs help in some form. YouthLINC helps selfless individuals realize just how much of a difference they can make whether it be in Michigan or Meru, Kenya. I am indebted to YouthLINC for the experience it gave me. I fully support and am dedicated to this program.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Meru and Nkubu Kenya.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

increase language training for particular sites.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the pure selflessness of the program. They are focused but know what their purpose is, which allows them to be more genuine as well as flexible in the way they serve.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

incredible! Always so kind and helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

use it wisely.

Ways to make it better...

I had spent more time there.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Visa issues, insufficient donations.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I absolutely love YouthLINC and am 100 percent dedicated to its success in fulfilling its purpose.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006

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October 1, 2009

My experience with YouthLINC was incredible! My service in Peru definitely made a huge impact on the way I see the world and the people around me, and my required 80 local service hours have made me a life long humanitarian. Thanks to the habits and the experiences I had while working with YouthLINC, I have been changed forever, for the better.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

sponsor thousands of students each year to travel the globe, doing humanitarian work! It could also provide more services and supplies to the people we aid each year. (i.e. more nurses and doctors; medical supplies)

Ways to make it better...

the meetings, once a month, had been better organized and time had been better utilized.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 1, 2009

I worked with YouthLINC for one year during the 2007-2008 Academic year. I was on the Peru Team and worked on developing programming aimed at providing health education. Topics included First Aide, female reproductive heatlh, stress managment, and lifting safety. I volunteered at a local elementary school prior to traveling interntionally where I mentored third-graders. The service component both locally and internationally is what makes this organization so great. Providing an opporutnity for youth to become engaged in their community and make a difference in the world. While we prepared and met regularly it was hard to get everything done prior to traveling abroad. Yet, this is a challenge of many non-profit organizations.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

commitment to supporting the next generation of future leaders

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand to other international sites and get more youth involved

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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October 1, 2009

YouthLinc has completely changed my outlook on service. Before I was involved with them, I was pretty active in volunteering, but I never realized how much of a difference I was really making. This is such an amazing program that allows youth to experience, understand, and serve others in need. I was able to participate in a service trip with this group in 2008 and it was such a life changing experience. Our group worked so well together and we were able to complete even more projects than planned.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how my perspective really changed over the time that I was involved with YouthLinc. They really focus on helping each and every person become more involved in service and to understand the importance of the work that they are doing.

Ways to make it better...

if we would have been able to stay there longer. I felt like we were just getting started, but at least we completed all of the projects we started. I just wish it would have never ended

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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October 1, 2009

I served both as a dental professional and a mentor for the young adults volunteering for this humanitarian experience. Along with providing basic dental and surgical treatments, time was also dedicated toward both adult and child oral and systemic health. I led a team of young adults interested in the dental field that served as assistants and educators of oral hygiene. Mentoring the students was an important and extremely satisfying component of the experience

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Very few things that I have experience have that ability to be life altering like the experience achieved with youthlinc

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give more money

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The great leaders and mentors that you work with and their vision. And, the incredible young people who grow up before your eyes

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

incredibly dedicated to achieving the goals of the mission of youthlinc to create lifetime humanitarians

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the lives of many young adults

Ways to make it better...

you could clone Judy

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the current economy

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006

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October 1, 2009

Our daughter served YouthLinc in Kenya summer 2008. She designed a micro finace program to share with the women in Kenya. She absolutely loved her experience. She is now serving in the Peace Corps in Paraguay. As a parent I felt the cost for the time there was extremely expensive to be paid for by the person. I also felt that some of the organizational details were not as detailed for a group going off to work as volunteers by themselves. YouthLinc has great aspirations and want to do good in many places. They have new ideas they want to incorporate and it may be too many at once without much experience.

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Be everything it wants to be and help others around the world.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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