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October 15, 2013

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October 15, 2013

My 15-year old daughter introduced me to Youthlinc. She had a friend who had gone through the program, which encouraged Katie to do it. She applied, was accepted, and began her journey. The international trip to perform community service in Kenya at the end of the local community service commitment was initially the carrot, but it was the work through the local community service that impacted her the most.

While she had always enjoyed coummunity service, this took her to another level. She volunteered with cancer patients and a grief counseling center for youth. She saw what an impact her services made with these two organizations; it made her understand that simply keeping someone company through a difficult time was powerful.

When she returned from Kenya, she related her stories of the children who their most prized possessions were their bar of soap or their blanket. It has forever changed the way she looks at material possessions. She has moral struggles every time she admires a piece of clothing she'd like buy but is what she considers expensive. Even though she can afford it, she will rarely buy something she considers a frivolity.

More importantly, she convinced her dad to do a similar trip. Never a community-minded person, the trip changed his life and he now understands why community service, even if it's just a financial donation, is so critical to those in need.

Youthlinc has made an amazing, positive impact on our family one family member by one family member. And our strory is like many others.

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

Find a way to reach more kids with scholarships.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

October 14, 2013

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October 14, 2013

The years I have spent involved with Youthlinc have be a highlight in my life. my wife and I have traveled to Kenya, Peru, and Cambodia and seen the impact on the lives of hundreds of young humanitarians as well as on the villages they served in.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

August 6, 2012

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August 6, 2012

I just arrived back in the U.S. from two weeks in Kenya with Youthlinc. My wife and I had the pleasure of joining the 41 member team as mentors to 29 teenage kids. The mission of Youthlinc is to create lifetime humanitarians and now I understand how. Our team consisted of amazing people and provided an experience that for most, if that all, will be life changing. We were able to live at a school in Kajuki, Kenya with roughly 250 children (ages 4-12). Our objectives were to complete a number of constructions projects, provide education, establish micro-enterprise loans, and gain an understanding of the needs in the community to help with future Youthlinc trips. I truely believe that the above mission is being met and will continue to support this organization.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

March 3, 2011

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March 3, 2011

Youthlinc has changed our family's outlook on the world and service. Meeting Judy Zone, Youthlinc's founder, was an experienc unlike any I've ever had. Her energy and personal power aimed at assisting youth in SEEING the world and the impact they can have on it (the lives they can change and save) is breathtaking! I especially like that within Youthlinc, youth are taught that their impact is vital worldwide--both in their local communities and in other nations. And that they learn this hands on, through service. Also powerful is Youthlinc partnering those within the community with youth humanitarians in the form of funds to help with their trips. This brings power in service to everyone involved--as well as energy and awareness to the need we all have to be of worth, and the opportunity we all have to heal our world. I'm honored that this year my daughter, Ashley, is serving refugees, and abused and neglected children within her community--and then is going to Cambodia this summer!

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Our family has always served people around us. Our adoption of an American-born Cambodian baby brought us the desire to extend that reach to those outside the US. Youthlinc has given us arms and hands to do just that. Youthlinc is LIMITLESS in their vision and desire to help others.

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

I would wish that the Youthlinc organization could extend beyond Utah, so that other states could experience the change that occurs within youth and the adults supporting them, as they become aware that their lives are POWERFUL and can change the lives of others profoundly.

February 10, 2011

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February 10, 2011

Youthlinc allows young people to have meaningful local and international service experiences that will impact them for a lifetime. It creates a culture of service that amazes me every single day. It's a gift for me to be associated with hundreds of youth and mentoring professionals who care so much about others in need. I'm a better person for being around such positive energy, creativity, compassion, and determination to make this world a better place.

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

seeing over a thousand young people make a lifelong commitment to service locally and globally. I've been fortunate to shepard some of them through the experience, and I've been wowed by the mentors who volunteer to shepard the rest.

Ways to make it better...

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

raise more money so more youth can be involved in helping in their own communities and in Kenya, Mexico, Peru, Thailand, and Cambodia.

September 30, 2009

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September 30, 2009

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.

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

witnessing my son's enhanced interest in helping others.

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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

August 20, 2009

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August 20, 2009

YouthLINC is quite simply the best youth service organization I have ever worked with. It is such an amazing thing to watch young men and women change over the course of a year as their eyes are opened to the reality of the needs that exist in their local community as well as the rest of the world. Every youth who participates in the program is changed for the good in a very profound way.

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

Peru with my daughter and about 27 other wonderful young men and women.

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

Watching young men and women come to the realization of how blessed their lives are and develop a commitment to bless the lives of others through their service.

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

Outstanding. Full of enthusiasm and energy. They are committed to the mission of the organization.

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

Roll the program out to other areas and touch the lives of thousands more youth.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

August 18, 2009

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August 18, 2009

Youthlinc challenges youth to serve in thier local community for an opportunity to give service in a foreign country. Their mission of creating Life Long Humanitarians is unique but I have witnessed year after year young people changed as a result of giving of themselves. Their hearts are made larger and the world is made smaller as participants learn the joy of humanitarian service both far and near their homes. Working and planning with others goings to poor areas in Peru, Mexico, Thialand or Kenya members of the group meet monthly to organize their service and to report on the local service they have provided. My daughter went to Kenya five years ago. To this day, she is constantly giving service to someone. She is just one of hundreds that Youthlinc has helped to become a Life Long Humanitarian.

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

Santa Rosa on the banks of the Amazon River. Friendships were created working together pouring concrete and teaching in the school.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

August 16, 2009

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August 16, 2009

When you are surrounded by enthusiastic young people who want to make a difference in their world, by parents and donors who believe in the mission of the organization enough to be truly generous, then the job of Executive Director becomes a daily joy. Every day, this organization bears witness to the power of a great idea: creating life-time humanitarians through a unique combination of local and international service -- and the sponsorship that both not only holds young people accountable for their leadership and commitment, but makes the accomplishments of YouthLINC possible.

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

the lives of the students and the people we serve locally and internationally.

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

the amazing culture of service it generates, the huge accomplishments of dedicated volunteers locally and internationally, the strides that can be made when impoverished people are given a chance to partner.

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

almost without exception altruistic, selfless, dedicated to making this world a better place through their individual and team efforts.

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

be the new Peace Corps -- helping locally as well as internationally, creating thousands of committed young volunteers.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

August 15, 2009

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August 15, 2009

As a board member, I see the outstanding experience this organization provides the youth in our community. They truly creat "Lifetime Humanitarians"!

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

meeting with youth I have sposnored

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

Seeing the results of youth that go on internantional trips

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

Unbelievably unselfish

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

serve more kids

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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