Britnie Powell has been involved with YouthLINC since the beginning. She was on the pilot expedition to Kenya in 2000. Since then Britnie has been committed to continuing service both locally and globally. She has returned to Kenya several times doing humanitarian work, traveled to Peru with YouthLINC, taught English in China, participated in a CHOICE expedition to Guatemala, and lead the YouthLINC Thailand team for the past two years.
The work Britnie has done in other countries inspired her to become a teacher. She now has a Masters Degree in education and is currently teaching 6th grade at the Salt Lake Center for Science Education. At school she received a grant to have a Service Learning Club in which the students do a range of service activities: supporting a local care center for the elderly, environmental projects, organic gardening, helping the humane society, and they have even helped YouthLINC put together hygiene kits!
Locally, Britnie has been involved with the Boys and Girls Club, volunteered at Cottonwood Hospital, the Battered Woman’s Shelter, has tutored ESL students, made meals for the homeless, and has been a Sub-4-Santa for many years.
At home, she has two pet tarantulas, two pythons, a tree frog, and a handful of other creepy creatures. She is stoked to be returning to Kenya as the team leader this year!