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September 30, 2009

Youthlinc is AMAZING! I enjoyed service before, but my experience with Youthlinc really just got me hooked. The organization is well thought out and the projects that youth do are both meaningful and an excellent learning opportunity.

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

my own life. The purpose of youthlinc is to encourage lifelong service in youth and I am definitely hooked.

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

try to find a more effective way of improving the local economy by buying products over there and bringing almost nothing from the states.

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

the new perspective that I found on not only service, but the world in general. I got to see how much of the rest of the world lives and realized that I can share some of the many blessings in my life with others.

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

amazing!

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

change the lives of so many new volunteers! Which would have a snowball effect of a huge global change.

Ways to make it better...

it could have been longer. When the program was done, I was not ready to be done yet.

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

probably safety. It's becoming more and more difficult to send a group of American young adults to less stable countries to serve.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

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This organization turns young people into service minded humantarians. It is unlike any organization that I know. It changes the lives of not just the served in countries all over the world but changes the lives of the youth doing the service. The thank you letters I get from the students I have helped support in their desire to make a difference has showed me that this is a life changing organization.

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

the positive influence it has on young people early in their lives...creating a future life of service to humanity.

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

very dedicated

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

involve even more young people doing good things in the world.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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September 30, 2009

I was involved with YouthLINC several summers and it was such an amazing experience!! It helped me get out my comfort zone and experience life in a whole new way!

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

were such amazing people!! I loved my experience with YouthLINC

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2005

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I traveled with YouthLinc to Kenya in 2002 and it was an opportunity that I will never regret taking and an experience I will never forget. I appreciated that we were required to do service in our local areas first in order to receive a partial scholarship toward the service experience in Africa. I met great people, I learned a lot about the culture, and I still use the things I learned to share with others. Serving locally and internationally within the same year helped me understand the variety of needs that are in the world and that there are so many different ways we can serve our fellow man, even if it seems a small thing.

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

My realization that anything that you can do for another person - large or small - can benefit their life.

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

The experience to travel internationally and learn about another culture.

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

Build many more schools for the disadvantaged!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2002

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I participated in the Youthlinc trip to Mexico this past summer as a volunteer mentor. I was very impressed with the way Youthlinc motivates youth to get involved in service--both locally and internationally. This creates 'life-time humanitarians', contributes to our local community, exposes youth to diverse populations, and fosters cultural sensitivity, all in the context of service. I would highly recommend getting involved with Youthlinc.

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

I really enjoyed seeing the particpants engaged in service work. They were very passionate about the trip and excited to get to work in Mexico.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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As I went through the daily life in the impoverished town of Ocotlan, Mexico, I realized the importance of service all over the world. Something I noticed about YouthLINC is that it isn't the type of service that once you leave the service site, everything goes away. We helped the people build a foundation for their lives that will continue to affect them and the ones after them. Not only that, but the local service required for the international service changed me as a person and I realized how much help is needed right outside the door of my home. The program is extremely organized and all the mentors and leaders are constantly in contact with you. You are in collaboration with an amazing group of individuals who have a passion for helping people. You can be in this program and spend virtually no money. There are so many generous people that are willing to donate to make an international experience possible. YouthLINC has given me means to be a life long humanitarian which I absolutely plan to do. Thank you so much for the experience of a lifetime!!

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

My ability to connect with the community.

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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September 29, 2009

I have been with YouthLINC on two trips, both times to Peru. My second trip was a part of my Thesis research for Cultural Anthropology. YouthLINC was a case-study for a broader, critical, investigation into the relationship between non-profit groups and the communities they visit. Specifically focusing on the water treatment systems YouthLINC supported in two communities, I found that YouthLINC is an incredibly culturally-sensitive organization, with very thorough and well thought out programs. The water systems and the education programs were helpful, sustainable, as well as community-driven. Over the span of my research (4 years) YouthLINC had instigated profound change in the communities they helped. The communities were able to sustain that change, and saw results. The individuals who participated in YouthLINC were not only volunteering as a part of another Eco-tourism trip, or exotic volunteering. All volunteers had significant volunteering experience within their own communities in the U.S. prior to the trip, something YouthLINC requires. YouthLINC continues to adapt their practices to better serve the communities and their volunteers. As an organization, they are aware of the issues that go along with international service. Their program is not one that pushes a biased agenda, they work to provide aid based on each community's needs and wants. YouthLINC, like any non-profit involved in international service, can always work to create a more sustainable and culturally sensitive program, but through my research I see YouthLINC as an organization that seeks and welcomes growth, an attribut that will help them to learn and continue to improve. I value my experience with YouthLINC, and through my time with them I know that they have achieved their goal by creating a "lifelong humanitarian" in me.

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

Seeing the progress from 2004 until now. YouthLINC has changed a great deal- for the better- and it was incredible to see how the communities had grown and improved. From talking with the community-members, I can see that they truly appreciate YouthLINC.

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

Very driven and eager to work rather than just enjoy the trip, and after the trip, the volunteers are still dedicated to service.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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I worked with YouthLINK my senior year of high school & traveled with them the following summer to Peru. Of all the experiences in my life, Youthlink was one of the most impacting and far reaching. It made me a more focused and dedicated student in school because I knew I was working towards a valuable goal. It opened my eyes even more than I expected to the cultures of our world and the effects of service to one another. Judy Zone is easily one of the most sincer, hardworking, inspired, dedicated, and caring leaders I've worked under. She has created such a balanced service program. The idea of working locally so we don't forget service can be done in our own towns, working with rotary to better understand the large humanitarian organizatins, and serving abroad on large scale projects that we've all prepaired and put together is a tour de force for teaching and strenghening our youth (and myself at that age.) My sister-in-law was involved later for a project in Kenya, and it too set her on a course of success in her life! The program instilled in me confidence, joy, and dedication in life.

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

the character building effects.

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

educated, dedicated, and passionate.

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

rock the boat!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

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September 29, 2009

I have traveled with Youthlinc three times and each experience taught me something new about myself and the need in the world for volunteers and organizations like YouthLINC. I love that YouthLINC is creating life time humanitarians! I'm a better person for having been a part of this amazing organization!

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

The on going opportunities to serve. Even when you come back to regular life after the international expericence there are still countless ways to serve and contribute. YouthLINC is great at keeping you informed about what you can do to help.

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

such wonderful and giving people! And they're all fun to work with!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2004

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September 29, 2009

YouthLinc was my first experience out of a country and my fitst time volunteering. I throughly enjoyed working with the people in the program as well as the other volunteers. I had worked with the staff a lot before going to Kenya and while in Kenya. It has defianetly brought me to be more of a humanitarian. I have since continued on to volunteer in China and other locations here in Salt Lake City. This program had some problems at the beggining with communication among volunteers but it gave us all a chance to show leadership and to take part instead of following.

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

Being able to go to another country, knowing we will be safe and knowing that we are able to help so many people. Instead focused on one area we went to several different locations. It spread my horizons and taught me the importance of volunteering

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

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