Hey Cambodia July team members! We are excited to start the 2016-2017 Service Year with you. We know you met your Team Leader and Assistant Team Leader at General Orientation (pssst … read more about them here). We also want to make sure you’re familiar with the awesome Alum Leaders on your team!
Alum Leaders are another link in the chain of command on a Youthlinc team. They serve as role models for student participants, specialize in creating a positive atmosphere for their team locally and internationally, work in partnership with mentors to oversee students in their appointed committees, and help Youthlinc instill a lifetime service ethic in young people. These individuals will be great resources for you throughout the year!
“My name is Kumen Stevens! I am a senior at Cyprus High School. I Was on the 2016 Peru Team as a student and loved every minute of it! I was on the education committee and loved being around the kids. It was such an amazing experience so I had to come back! I love helping others in anyway I can, anytime I can. In the future I hope to study education or health!”
“Hi! I’m Kelsey Barber. I am a Senior at Bountiful High School. Last year I was on the Madagascar July team on the Cultural Committee and my main service site was working at Real Life with refugee teens living in Salt Lake area. I applied to be an Alum Leader this year because I learned a lot from my involvement last year and I became hooked on doing service. I loved meeting new people, both locally and internationally, and I became a harder worker, a better teacher, and a stronger leader. I am hoping that this service year will teach me a lot again and I am so excited for this opportunity. In the future I am planning on going to college and entering into the career field of astronomy.”
“Hi! My name is Kelsie Kinikini. I’m 16 and am a Junior at Davis High School. I love school, playing guitar, dancing, reading, and hanging out with my friends and family. I also love volunteer work. I volunteer once a week at the Kaysville City Youth Court. There I help kids who have committed minor crimes get back on the right path. I assign them community service and lead peer counseling and tutoring classes to help them in life and in school. I continue to serve locally because it’s so cool to me to see how you can make a difference in your community. There are so many service opportunities that we miss out on! But there is always a way to get involved in the community! Last year I traveled with Youthlinc to Kenya and served the people there for two weeks. I got involved with Youthlinc again this year because of my amazing experience last year and my passion to serve others. I can’t wait to join the Cambodia July team this year and have a rockin’ trip!”
“Hi my name is Morgan Roskelley, I am currently a Junior at Wasatch High School. I am hoping to study social media marketing with high hopes to one day become a social media marketer. I have volunteered at my local hospital for the past year and loved it! I applied to be an Alum leader and get involved with Youthlinc again because I love the program and learning opportunities that Youthlinc provides, and because I wanted to increase my service and leadership skills. I love serving others in my community because I can really see how much of a difference it makes in the lives of those around me! I love serving internationally because it broadens my view on service and proves to me how much we truly can do for those people that aren’t always around us.”