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MikeDraper

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Review for Youthlinc, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I've worked with Youthlic in several capacities, and am very pleased with what Youthlinc offers. 1) As a parent of a Youthlinc participant (my daughter went to Kenya in June 2013), I feel grateful that she (a college freshman) was so touched that she changed her career path based on an amazing experience that she had with the team in Kenya. It is true that she had to work hard to raise the funds to go, but one of the goals of Youthlinc is to ingrain in these relatively young participants the motivation to "own it". As a parent, I couldn't ask for anything more than what I got. 2) As a mentor on the 2013 Kenya trip, I had a fabulous time, and experienced the team-building spirit as I've rarely felt it before. We all were asked to do things that got us out of our comfort zone (teaching preschool kids for me, building a vocational school, working in the sun, etc for others), all done in the spirit of service. Everyone I worked with served with a smile. 3) As a board member for the past several months, I've seen the inner workings of Youthlinc. I've heard all about budget, goals, programs, internal office personnel changes, etc, and I have never once heard any comments other then "how can we help these kids to be lifetime humanitarians?" I feel quite qualified to say that this program truly does put it's mission first: "Creating Lifetime Humanitarians". I look forward to a long time of service with Youthlinc.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role:  Volunteer

Review for One Heart World-Wide, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I've been with this non-profit for over 10 years, first serving as a volunteer to teach about pregnancy complications and how people living in rural Tibet could recognize and treat some of these major complications. I was asked to be on the board, agreed, and have been an active member since our incorporation about 8 years ago. We teach physicians, midwives, skilled birth attendants, traditional birth attendants, local village people, and families about safe birthing practices. This empowers local people to advance their own communities, while creating the ultimate in sustainability. Please visit the website at www.oneheartworld-wide.org .

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

Role:  Board Member

Review for Youthlinc, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I happened upon Youthlinc because my daughter was involved with the Kenya 2013 team and found out that they needed a mentor with my particular expertise for the trip. I was hesitant at first, but decided that no matter what it would be worth it to be able to hang out with my daughter for about 3 weeks. From the moment I signed up (and especially when I left SLC to go to Kenya), I was impressed with the organization. My team leader (Scott) was fabulous, and never let a moment go by where he didn't have a constructive suggestion for how we should use our time to the max. He kept us moving when it might otherwise have been easy to waste time, and made it fun every minute of every day. Our team was superb, and we got along very well, even all cramped together on bunkbeds in a single 40-person dorm. The kids there were amazing, and our site was overseen by the incredible Father Franklin, who was always cognizant of the students under his care.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Volunteer