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.
I am so impressed with what Youthlinc accomplishes. They build future leaders by expecting responsibility in accomplishment thru service. Desire to serve is essential at Youthlinc. A determined amount of service within their community before any young adult can travel to have the unusual experience of serving and working for those in need in a foreign country. This is a Win Win Win approach for all involved. What an opportunity for our youth to grow into responsible caring adults. Their program is awesome!!
smiling faces, openness, sharing, helpful, expanding boundaries and opening doorways - for young and old, giving back to the community and world through lack of self-involvement, caring for individuals they've never met.
When our oldest daughter was accepted to participate in a YouthLinc service trip to Peru three years ago, we had no idea this amazing organization would become such a big part of our lives. Now our second daughter has just returned from her service trip to Kenya with life-changing experiences. We have full confidence in sending our teens on YouthLinc trips because of their in-depth planning, focus on safety, and willingness to let these young people carry much of the burden of planning and serving.
I have been impressed how YouthLinc provides the opportunity for young adults to make volunteerism a part of their lives, enablihg local and foreign communities to benefit from their altruism for many years to come.
I have been a part of Youthlinc since its inception 10 years ago. The programs have steadily moved forward and continue to grow. Initially there were only 20 students and 1 site. Now there are 4 international sites and countless local sites and over 100 students. The organization needs to continue to expand its leadership. Involvement of graduates and their families will provide a solid base for future growth.
I was president of the Murray Rotary Club which supported two students to particpate in the youthlink project. Their determination and dedication to preparing themselves so they understood how much they had to give of themselves so they could help others in Kenya was a wonderful experience for our club. It not only changed the lives of the people in Kenya, but theirs and ours. Past Murray Rotary Club President 2006-2007 Patricia J. Johnson
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.