The Global Community Leadership (GCL) Program is a Youthlinc core program in partnership with Utah State University designed to meet the demand of college students. Participants can enroll for college credit through partner universities, or participate for no credit.
The goal of these trips is to deepen your understanding of what it means to be a “humanitarian” by exposing you to an integrated local and international experience embedded in academic learning.
GCL guides participants in an impactful direction, creating community leaders who have a practical and academic understanding of the complexities of local and international citizenship and humanitarianism.
The Youthlinc Service Year is a unique opportunity designed to engage high school and college students in their local communities and communities abroad.Students are accepted into the Service Year program in the fall and placed onto a team of students and mentors from across Utah.
Each team works together throughout the year, meeting monthly, to prepare education, community health, vocational, business, and cultural exchange projects for a two week international trip the following summer. Youthlinc currently takes teams to eight different countries.
Once placed on a team, students commit to completing local service in their own community to prepare for their team’s international trip. The Service Year allows students to build leadership and interpersonal skills, and provides them with the tools to make meaningful relationships and change both locally and abroad.