I absolutely loved my experience with Youthlinc. I think it is so easy this day in age to just decide you want to go on a service trip and do it for the wrong reasons. Youthlinc makes sure that every participant understands the benefits and importance of the service we do, not just in other countries, but also in our own community.
I also liked that I was able to take on leadership responsibilities without even being a leader. I was able to be responsible for parts of the projects we worked on. I can't wait to apply again and to apply for a leadership position so I can encourage leadership in other participants
Youthlinc has changed my life completely. With over 80 hours of local service I got to learn the love and true meaning of helping those around you. Traveling internationally has made my heart grow bigger & stronger for everyone in the world. Those I have met and those I have yet to meet. Putting my earned money& getting donations to be able to travel out of the country is worth every penny. Serving others makes me a better person & in away serves me. I couldn't imagine doing anything else with my time. Youthlinc has helped me grow as a person and has grown as an organization in so many ways. They truly create lifetime humanitarians and I'm so glad I am one because of them. A 5 start review isn't enough, i would rate them 100 or more if that was an option.
Exploring Southeast Asia was a once in a lifetime opportunity for not only me but others that I traveled with. Seeing Cambodia opened my eyes to new ways of seeing life and how fortunate we are in the United States. The culture, the stories, and history behind Cambodia really amazed me. It wasn't something I was planning on doing but at the last minute I had the funding to adventure outside of the United States. I've never traveled far outside of my reservation in Arizona nor have I gotten on a plane before. But I took a big leap and saw a whole atmosphere. Being 8,200 miles away from home was a great feeling but a big number to work with. Along with diverging to Thailand, that was a great experiences working with elephants and seeing places in Thailand that I never image seeing. Overall. everything like the scenery, the people, and culture all made us feel like we never left the United States. I would recommend it to anyone to is down for adventure and the thrill of seeing what is out there in the world. The sponsors will a big help and the leaders that made our trip possible were the best. They made sure we got the best experience out of Cambodia and enjoyed ourselves with the places that we got to visit.
I worked with this program the last year, as a service student. This is an AMAZING non-profit. They are very professional, and they are great to work with. The people I worked with were always very helpful. The team leaders that they have were extraordinary, and they set very high expectations for Youthlinc. I loved being on my team this year. The team leaders did an awesome job making sure that everyone felt comfortable, and appreciated on the team. The team leaders were outstanding. I learned so much through Youthlinc, and the opportunities, and the experiences that I had working through them. I never would have been able to do what we did, on my own. It is such an eye I LOVED it, and would 100% recommend it. I plan on working with them for years to come!
I was invited to participate in the Youthlinc Cambodia program. This adventure changed my perspective and outlook on life forever. I had the opportunity to immerse myself in a culture very different from my own, present health presentations, and develop relationships with the Khmi people. The empathy, appreciation, and insight I have developed has shaped who I now am because of Youthlinc.
Youthlinc has been a blessing in my life. I learned so much when I traveled to Kenya with them back in 2015. It was an unforgettable memory and helped me grow more love for service. Youthlinc's whole goal to create lifetime humanitarians and they definitely made one out of me.
I was able to travel to Peru with Youthlinc in the summer of 2016. I have continued my involvement with Youthlinc through their Real Life program, as a Real Life Intern. The lessons that I have learned from Youthlinc have truly changed my life and who I am as a person. Youthlinc has encouraged me to get far outside of my comfort zone and get involved in the needs of my community. I have been able to met and connect with so many amazing people that I otherwise would have never had the opportunity to met. My life is for the better because of the experience and opportunities I have had through Youthlinc and I am so grateful for every part of it.
I can honestly say that my experience with Youthlinc has changed my life. I got involved with Youthlinc when I participated in a service year in 2014-2015. I was able to volunteer with Real Life and I have continued my relationship with Youthlinc by serving as a Real Life Intern and I am currently involved in my second service year. Youthinc's mission to create lifetime humanitarians has completely fostered an incredible love of service in me. Youthlinc is able to provide a community through service while making a significant, positive impact on populations it serves. Youthlinc allowed me to gain a perspective on serving others that I believe you cannot receive anywhere else. My experiences within the Youthlinc community have inspired me to continue service and the attitudes learned through service within my academic life and beyond. Words cannot express how much I appreciate this organization and all that it has for the community and for me.
My experience with Youthlinc was amazing! Our group leaders were incredibly organized and did a fantastic job. I was in such good hands on the trip and the experience and reliability of the leaders and adult mentors kept me at ease. The service I was able to do in country as well as locally is something I will never forget. You must me dedicated and willing to work hard, but I highly suggest applying for this program!
I absolutely ADORE Youthlinc. My favorite thing about Youthlinc is that they are sustainable. Youthlinc works hard to create lifetime humanitarians and truly help those who are in need at home and abroad. I have never had a less than amazing experience with Youthlinc!
The greatest life-changing experiences I've ever had were because of my involvement with Youthlinc! One of my favorite elements of youthlinc is that they require students to do 80 hours of local service, 40 of which are at a main service site. This made a massive impact on my life because it taught me what youthlinc's motto of becoming a "lifetime humanitarian" truly means. A "lifetime humanitarian" is someone who understands that there is always a need, no matter where you are in the world, and then fills that need with service. Youthlinc teaches it's students to be a consistent and relied-upon volunteer rather than a once-in-a-while volunteer. The life skills and lessons that I have learned through being a member of the Youthlinc family is something I will value for the rest of my life.