Our local Rotary Club has been involved for years sponsoring youth in their humanitarian work locally and internationally. We also have two daughters who have been participants. It was a life-changing experience for them. The local work that they do is at least as valuable as the international experience.
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"
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 heard so much about the good projects from YouthLINC. I would like to contibute my services inn health education and perhaps collaborate?
I think this organization does a fantastic job capturing young people's desire for adventure and turning them into lifelong humanitarians. I also love the link between local service and international service. The integrity of the people involved with Youthlinc is right up there at the top of all organizations I've donated to. I will continue to support Youthlinc!
Our Rotary Club in Utah awarded scholarships to high school students in our service area so they could attend Youthlinc activities. We also participated in gathering shoes and other items for their target communities. The most rewarding thing for us was seeing the growth in the students we sent as they reviewed their experiences. This is a remarkable program for everyone involved. Win, Win, Win, straight down the line.
Our daughter went to Thailand last year and it was truly a life changing experience for her. She developed a love of service doing her local service to qualify for her scholarship. Then she was greatly moved by the opportunity to help the people of Thailand. She has continued to give service after her return.
Youthlinc is a fantastic, one-of-a kind volunteer opportunity for young adults to contribute both locally in their communities and internationally in a foreign country. I like how Youthlinc leverages the hours that a student volunteers locally to incentivize them to serve overseas. Our son will never be the same because of his Youthlinc service. Youthlinc builds dynamic and caring future leaders!
Our family has been blessed many times over by our participation in the Youthlinc program. Two of my children, my husband, and my father have all spent time preparing and serving in the Peru program. Our younger children at home helped gather clothing and educational supplies to go in the luggage. We are so grateful for the opportunity Youthlinc has provided for our family to look beyond ourselves to our local and world communities.
I really like Youthlincs' philosophy of teaching youth to get involved and volunteer.The long term effects of getting students involved in helping others has long term benefits to both the local and world community. Sort of like teaching a man to fish rather than giving him a fish. This is a very special group.