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February 11, 2011

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February 11, 2011

This is a great organization that teaches our children in the USA to be more giving to each other, to those in the community and open minded to those from other countries!!! Wonderful organization for our youth!

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

Yes, with my daughter

Ways to make it better...

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

Allow multiple year experiences to those who really wanted to volunteer again!

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

Ways to make it better...

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

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

September 30, 2009

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September 30, 2009

I have had the wonderful opportunity to see this organization change lives first hand. For the past two years my wife has been heavily involved working with Youthlinc as a volunteer, mentor, and employee. I have seen the lives of the people they help change, the teenagers who participate mature into young humanitarians, and our local community benefit. Thank you Youthlinc - you definitely make a difference!

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

attending their events and fundraisers

Ways to make it better...

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

none

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

watching the smiles come after hard work pays off

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

always nice and helpful - genuine and sincere about their cause

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

Add many new cities, villages, and communities to their list of destinations they help. They would be able to grow their local organization throughout the world.

Ways to make it better...

none

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

raising enough capital

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 30, 2009

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September 30, 2009

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!

The Great!

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

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

September 30, 2009

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September 30, 2009

I have worked with and around through Youth Linc and our Rotary Club. I also have worked with them at a leadership conference. I have seen so many wonderful accomplishments and life changing developments of the adults and youth that have been involved with them in their projects. All ages and communities are better for their efforts. I would always support their efforts.

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

watching the changes and growth of the youth that participated. Their great leadership and energy.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 29, 2009

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September 29, 2009

My son participated with YouthLinc in 2006 on a project in Mexico to help build a school. The project involved about 20 college age individuals, some spoke Spanish while others did not. I was impressed that so many young people would volunteer their time and pay their own way to do something like that to help people they didn't even know. People like them are what makes America so great. We are the most generous country and people in the world. Way to go YouthLinc!

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

help bring better education opportunities to more people who live where it is hard to get a quality education.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006

September 23, 2009

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September 23, 2009

My daughter had the kind of experience I had always hoped to find for my children. This organization combines local volunteer opportunities with international volunteer opportunities along with the support needed. We loved it!

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

the way it incorporates local community efforts AND international efforts. You get to help in your own community and then you get to take these skills out into the international community. Also, you are helped every step of the way with mentors.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

September 19, 2009

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September 19, 2009

My daughter was a Youthlinc volunteer to Kenya in 2008. Overall, the program was well run and the focus on developing lifetime humantarians was well-conceived. As parents we observed the positive impact of the program on our daughter's development, and have only positive comments on the program. Although the culmination of the project is a volunteer trip to a developing country, it is the day-to-day experience of volunteering locally, and the guidance provided by Youthlink staff and mentors during the formative months which is the most meaningful. I would highly recommend the program to young people of all ages.

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

of the highest caliber and highly motivated.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 19, 2009

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September 19, 2009

I am a parent to two Youthlinc participants. One daughter went to Yanamono, Peru and the other daughter went to Thailand this past summer. Each has become more fully aware of the lives of others and has gained more insight as to the bounties we have here. On both trips the girls were out of their comfort zone, both physically and emotionally. In Peru, the team worked to complete a "schoolroom" as well as prepare an hour lesson and activity for the school children. The school was completed and the children now have a room with a roof over their heads, and some rough shelves for books and benches to sit on. The youthlinc group also learned much about the construction trade and about the people they live and worked with. The group that went to Thailand did much the same, but different. After an 18 hour flight and an attempt at rest in a foreign hotel, they were assigned a villager to live with and help. This village had had been in the path of the Tsnumi that hit Thailand several years ago. This village was quite close in promimity to Puequet, the resort area of Thailand, and most of the villagers make products to sell to the visitors. The group also prepared educational lessons for them, and for those who needed it - computer skills were taught. Once again, there was a language and cultural barrier that needed to be overcome. Youthlinc provided the people with the skills and abilities to help the group be successful in their mission of service. The knowledge and skills that each team member gained will be theirs forever. Youthlinc provides a way to help those who want to do more than wish they could do something.

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

seeing my daughters change.

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

They truly have their mission at heart

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

Trained and willing to help.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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