Youthlinc

Rating: 4.86 stars   474 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Human Services, International, Economic Development, Microfinance

Location: 1140 E. Brickyard Rd. # 76 Salt Lake City UT 84106 USA

Mission: The mission of Youthlinc is to create lifetime humanitarians. Our core programs (Local & International Service Year, Utah Local Service Directory, Young Humanitarian Award, Real Life teen refugee mentoring program) are based in principles from educational and service learning research: student leadership, hands on sustained service which creates an emotional bond, mentoring, project based and cooperative learning.
Results: Each year, 200 Youthlinc students contribute over 15,000 hours of service in Utah, becoming relied upon volunteers for over 100 community service agencies. Each year, Youthlinc Service Year teams contribute nearly $400,000 in water projects, construction projects, vocational training and equipment, special needs services, school and medical supplies, small loans, and other quality of life initiatives in partnership with impoverished communities in Cambodia, Guatemala, Kenya, Peru, Vietnam and Thailand. Our online Utah Local Service Directory is a resource of student friendly service sites recommended for young people by young people for hands on service in a positive mentoring atmosphere. This resource is available for everyone in the state, and allows volunteers to log, track, and verify their service hours. Our Young Humanitarian Award annually recognizes Utah young people who excel at giving back with a $5,000 college scholarship and three $1,000 runner up awards. Our Real Life teen refugee mentoring program pairs Utah young people with underserved teens in South Salt Lake to deliver a fun and interactive life skills curriculum including financial literacy, health and hygiene, job and college preparation, social skills, and cross cultural activities. Though only 5% -20% of our incoming class of students each year have had any significant volunteering experience, 60-93% of our alums continue to serve in their communities.
Target demographics: create lifetime humanitarians through local and international service
Direct beneficiaries per year: 200 students, over 100 Utahservice agencies, thousands of individuals in Cambodia, Kenya, Mexico, Peru, Thailand, Vietnam.
Geographic areas served: Utah & 6 developing nations
Programs: our Service Year, Utah Local Service Directory, Young Humanitarian Award, Real Life refugee teen mentoring program.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I have worked with Judy over the years and haveseen the results of this program of creating "life long Humanitarians" I have seen the presentations of the adults and have heard their stories of some of the best experiences of the lives. However, the most exceptional results are realized in the youth.... as they have stated over and over " Youthlinc is truly a life changing experience"

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

having youth and leaders report back on their experiences

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

obtain more funding to provide more youth with this opportunity

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

seeing youth become life long humanitarians

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

committed to helping others to give and to recieve

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

expand this concept throught the world

Ways to make it better...

I could have gone with them

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

adequate resources

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

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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3 people found this review helpful

Youth Linc gives young adults and youth the opportunity to provide local service with a goal to serve internationally. This is a very worthwhile program and my daughter really enjoyed her experience. I recommend all youth look into this opportunity.

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

I saw the impact Youth Linc had on my daughter

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

Help so many people in other countries

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-6-01

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3 people found this review helpful

I heard so much about the good projects from YouthLINC. I would like to contibute my services inn health education and perhaps collaborate?

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future involvement

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

I know J Zone, very inspiring and energetic.

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

NA

Ways to make it better...

unsure now since I am not heavily involved yet

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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3 people found this review helpful

Youthlinc is a youth-oriented service organization with it's primary purpose to create life-long humanitarians. The local service the youth engage in is an excellent way to have them connect with their communities. The international experiences are incredibly life-changing. My daughter went to Kenya and Mexico with this group, and it has truly helped her become a more global citizen. I love the connection with Rotary as well! Many of my high school students have also been involved, so I have seen many lives changed because of this program! Very well organized as well!

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

watching my daughter and my high school students become incredible, caring, unselfish adults! Having them involved in service helps them see how they can become ordinary heroes. The international experience truly has helped them become world citizens

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-1-01

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7 people found this review helpful

I was appart of the 2008 YouthLinc Kenya trip! This summer i helped raise money to build a library there. I am looking forward to volunteering for YouthLinc this year.

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

My trip to Kenya, requried local service hours, and viewing photos of 2009 Kenya trip.

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

give them more money.

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

They are very organized, passionate and productive.

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

They have all been helpful and friendly.

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

Help youth experiance meaningful service.

Ways to make it better...

?

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

Finding successful group leaders that connect with the project and everyone involved.

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

They send a lot of emails.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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8 people found this review helpful

Very well run non profit designed to gine youth life changing humanitarian volunteer experince at home and in third world countries. I was a volunteer physician on a trip to Africa and was most impressed with the dedication of the adult leaders and enthusiasm of the kids in helping change lives in rural Kenya. The work at a deaf school is ongoing with many return trips helping this segment of the population in many untold ways. This experience has layed the ground work for many of these youth to continue volunteer humanitarian work well into adulthood and for the rest of their lives.

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

my personal life.

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

do nothing

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

the people

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

very dedicated

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

change thre lives of many more youth

Ways to make it better...

there was more time spent in the third world country

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

keeping the youth safe in third world countries

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

Youthlinc is a great non profit

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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7 people found this review helpful

A great organization with an even greater cause. This experience was life changing for my daughter and has instilled in her a great love of doing community service no matter where she calls home.

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

the most dedicated and determined to make a difference.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007-6-01

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7 people found this review helpful

Best service group I have ever been involved with. The service learning locally coupled with international service, is an excellent way to make a lasting impact on communities in the US and in developing countries.

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

The most giving and generous I have ever seen.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007-1-01

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8 people found this review helpful

I have been a board member and mentor for an international trip. These are experiences that are life enriching and take individuals out of their usual element. It is an opportunity to role model for the next generation and work with amazing young people. There is a strong mission to create humanitarians for life and they really are successful in fulfilling their goal.

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

witnessing my son's enhanced interest in helping others.

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

the amazing people that volunteer and work within the organization

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

Make the experience available to young people all over the United States/

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

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8 people found this review helpful

YouthLINC has been an incredible part of my life for the past 3 years. Through this organization whose mission it is to create lifelong humanitarians, I have stretched myself beyond limits I ever knew existed within myself. I have grown as both a leader and a humanitarian. Through completing local service I began to recognize the great need for leadership and dependability within our own communities. International service trips with YouthLINC have opened my eyes not just to international needs, but inner strength and devotion among the community members that has had a lasting impact on me. I know that through my affiliation and participation with the YouthLINC program, I have been equipped with the skills necessary to affect my community for the better, no matter where in the world I may be.

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

great role models for lifelong humanitarians. ALL of the staff and volunteers lead by example and teach through their actions.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

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