Youthlinc is truly a great nonprofit organization, creating lifetime humanitarians. It has made an immense impact in my life and of those I love. I really enjoyed every moment of my experience with Youthlinc, starting from the beginning of my trip to actually going on the trip. It helped me become more confident, a better team member, and a hard worker. I would extremely recommend Youthlinc to any person who want to help other people either in their community or internationally. I will always remember Youthlinc, as the start of my lifetime as a humanitarian.
There are a lot of organizations that take students on international humanitarian trips, but Youthlinc is the best program to go with. Not only do you get the opportunity to serve people internationally, Youthlinc gives students the chance to become more involved within their own community. Serving locally truly does create lifetime humanitarians which changes the lives of all those who work with Youthlinc. I would recommend Youthlinc to anyone who is passionate about service.
This was our first experience with Youthlinc and it was wonderful! They are a great organization. They are well organized, great at communicating and clear on what their expectations are of the kids. I like that their goal is building life long humanitarians. The 80 hours local service that the kids have to do is wonderful and Youthlinc is great at providing opportunities. My daughter's experience with Youthlinc and her trip to Nepal was life changing! Thank you Youthlinc for providing this opportunity to the kids in our community!
Our Son introduced us to Youthlinc last year and was with the group that served the people of Vietnam this past summer. I have never seen a better organized and managed group that truly walks it's talk that of building lifetime humanitarians, our son hopes to go again this next year.
Thank you Youthlinc for your organization's consistent communication, flexibility, and all your hard work in securing so many donations! Thank you for your cultural sensitivity and for purely serving Asociacion Ak’ Tenamit, not just taking it into your hands, but letting us tell you our needs. It is important to have that sort of consciousness in a group of people who volunteer internationally-- to understand how important it is to help in a sustainable way, empowering people to help themselves or giving them the tools to do so.
But what most impacted me about working with Youthlinc was the sincere connections your young people made with the students at Asociacion Ak' Tenamit. There were many language and cultural barriers, but those were surpassed and many beautiful friendships were cultivated ~ Bianca Gras, Asociacion Ak' Tenamit 2011-2012 Volunteer Coordinator
Our one time involvement with YouthLinc lasted from Aug 07 thru July 08 about once per month until our daughter left on her service mission orgainzed by YouthLinc. Our experience with YouthLinc was fulfilling and rewarding for us, and especially for our daughter Marissa. We felt confident of YouthLinc providing adequate supervision and guidance to facilitate our teen-age daughter to travel to Peru and boat up the Amazon River to the village of Santa Rosa with school supplies, clothing donations, and to work on some building & pathway improvements in the village. In her quest to become a doctor, she saw first-hand the need for the "haves" to help the "have-nots." She returned home as a young woman with a differend perspective on life and how each human can have an effect on others. The organization required that she raise all the funds herself (about $2,500) needed for the the service mission...teaching her the skills required to raise donations for worthy causes. She solicited building supplies from local builders for some of the improvements and organized the sock donations to go with all the shoes that others collected. Each youth took an extra bag full of clothing donations for the children of the village. She held an giant Anaconda on the Amazon, a huge trantula found in their barracks, and caught piranha with the village kids as they gathered water to drink direct from the Amazon River. The skills and memories she acquired will be beneficial throughout the rest of her life.