I wasn't sure I wanted to go to Peru, I didn't speak Spanish and I didn't know what to expect. All I can say is that I made the right decision. I had an amazing time learning about a new part of the world. I loved being able to help those abroad and learn about myself. I wish I could go on all of their trips!
YouthLINC gave me a great opportunity to utilize the business concepts I had been learning in the classroom in order to help create micro-enterprise loan lessons for women throughout the world. YouthLINC offers an incredible outlet for young people to get involved with service in their community, but don't quite know how to direct their desires to serve in an effective way. The organization really focuses on people, and looks to not only better those in our communities and the international community, but also to better the students involved in service. My international trip with YouthLINC to Thailand opened my eyes more fully to the realities of life. I was so grateful to have been able to help individuals in many aspects of their lives; we helped them economically, we helped them how they could be more healthy and take care of themselves, we helped them to rebuild their infrastructure, and we helped them to remember the good that comes from laughter and a helping hand. I would definitely recommend YouthLINC to anyone wanting to make an impact beyond their direct scope of life.
Wonderful organization. They give students the opportunity to do international humanitarian service, after they earn the rite by providing much service at home. They partner with other service organizations making any donations go farther then they would otherwise. I have had two daughters give hundreds of hours of service each in our local community to have the opportunity to travel internationally to give more service. It has change our family. We ended up adopting an infant boy from Africa after one daughter helped children in Peru and another helped children in orphanages in Thailand. This organization is making a difference in youth, in families, and in the world.