I have plenty of used toys and clothes that I don't need. My family is moving soon so I'm getting rid of a lot of my stuff, and since its near the holidays I thought I would donate my stuff to the less fortunate... Thank you!
My son participated in the Nepal July group with Youthlinc. The team was assembled before the devastating earthquake. The communication with parents after the earthquake was outstanding. The leadership for the team was wonderful.
The structure of Youthlinc's program is fantastic! I was so impressed prior to the team's departure and am even more so now they are home. Kids are engrossed in service prior to leaving. This continues on the service trip. These kids worked very, very hard for the villagers in Suntakhan village. They met many new friends.
So grateful. Thank you, Youthlinc!
The Kaysville Rotary Club is a proud donor for many years. We look forward to sponsoring students each year who come back enriched with life changing experiences, while serving their fellow man in far away places.
Thank you for allowing us to be a part of Youthlinc as a donor.
Judy Z. 10/22/2014
Thank you Kaysville Rotary Club - and so many Rotary Clubs in Utah who support the local and international service that Utah youth contribute through our Service Year. We love Rotary, and we love Kaysville Club!
I have been involved with youthlinc in many capacities. As a volunteer fundraiser for the first few years and as donor and supporter for the past few years and I have nothing but good to say about this organization. It is difficult to rely mainly on volunteers for your support as you run and maintain a wonderful program that benefits all involved. I have seen lives changed by the programs Youthlinc provides. When a youth comes home from a trip, their life is greatly impacted by the experience. I wish every youth had the opportunity to experience what Youthlinc provides and I hope the program continues to grow so that more do have the opportunity to begin their path as humanitarians for life. Teaching our children the importance of giving is almost more important than teaching them how to continually try to accumulate in this life. Thank you Youthlinc for all the good you do in the world.
My husband and I have been involved with the Youthlinc organization since he and our oldest daughter participated in one of their service trips to Mexico in 2007. Since then we have sponsored many other students on their service trips and have sent both our daughters on a service trip to Thailand. I am greatly impressed with this organization and with it's focus on creating lifetime humanitarians by getting young people involved in giving service. In addition to the well organized and meaningful service projects that they do on the international level the participants are required to give local service in their own communities to earn their sponsorship for the international project they are participating in. I know with both of my daughters this service requirement resulted in them having to step out of their comfort zones and was a eye opening and life changing experience which made them realize how fortunate they are and helped them see the needs and the opportunities available around them every day. I have friends whose children have participated in international service projects with other groups and though these experiences were very meaningful they did not have the same impact on their children because the focus of the project participants was raising funds for the project rather than getting involved in giving service. I appreciate this major difference. For me it is far more important to teach my children to give service rather than to teach then how to raise money to donate for service. Though raising money is essential to fund service projects it is detached from the people who need our service and does not require us to give of our time and ourselves in the same way as giving actual service does. I love this organization and have nothing but praise for the impact it has on the lives of those who participate with it.
I am a donor as well as a Youthlink parent. Last year my teenager was in a group that went to Cambodia. I was impressed with the Youthlink leaders and how they kept everyone involved, including parents in the planning and preparation for the trip. The effort included local volunteer service, planning for the activities in Cambodia, as well as getting shots, packing and medical exams. The leaders patiently answered all questions and helped provide solutions for problems and concerns. The result was a life changing experience for my teenager and others which reinforced the importance of service and provided confidence to do difficult things. Thank you Youthlink.
My daughter went as a volunteer to Kenya in 2012, and will return to work with Youthlinc in the summer of 2014 as an alumni leader. As she became involved with Youthlinc, I also was drawn in to not only be a donor but to volunteer my services with the group. Youthlinc is an outstanding organization, combining the molding of young people into lifetime volunteers and providing much-needed help in countries around the globe.
Youthlinc was a door of opportunity and understanding for our daughter. The experiences she had in Kenya were eye-opening as she served with Youthlinc in a Third World situation. The love she acquired for the people and the enthusiasm she returned with were priceless. I would recommend this organization to anyone wanting a life-changing opportunity for their youth.
My son travelled to Kenya this past summer with Youthlinc. It was such a great experience. He was able to experience many things he has been sheltered from most of his life. As a parent, of course I was a bit nervous at first, but the Youthlinc staff, mentors and volunteers were extremely prepared and experienced which gave me so much comfort. One of the other really great benefits of this program was the required local service hours he was required to complete prior to leaving for his service trip. We will be sending our teenage daughter next summer, hopefully to her first choice, Thailand!