Many people think Youthlinc is an international service organization, and certainly we have significant accomplishments with our partners and partner villages all over the globe. However, local service is the heart of Youthlinc, critical to our mission of creating lifetime humanitarians.

Under the direction of Jerika Mays, the Youthlinc Local Service Director, our local service reached new heights in our 2014-2015 program year. Below is a recap: Stay tuned for even more local service emphasis Photoin our 2015-2016 program year! Thank you, Jerika, for your outstanding service to Utah youth through Youthlinc.

 Service Year:

  1. Increased training, expectations, evaluation, and feedback for 8 Assistant Team Leaders (ATLs), overseeing 212 high school and college students, contributing 17,810 hours of verified community service.
  1. Increased focus and mentoring of our Service Year students in their local service placements:
  1. Increased promotion of the local service contributed:


Youthlinc Utah Local Service Directory

Increased search capabilities: Now search the 150+ organizations in our online Utah Directory based on minimum age requirements, thus allowing users ages 16 and younger to find volunteer opportunities in a positive mentoring atmosphere.

Increased partnerships:

  1. Local Service Director sent a personalized email to each student’s volunteer supervisor thanking him or her for verifying hours. The responses were unanimous in thanking Youthlinc for sending reliable and engaged volunteers. The Director created a blog highlighting the organization’s logo and positive feedback.
  1. Students outside of Youthlinc will now use the Directory to track hours and verify those hours with a supervisor through a partnership with the United Way Outreach Center at Kearns High School.


Youthlinc Utah Young Humanitarian Award

Increased funding: Additional funds secured for the $3,000 runner-up award scholarship and five $500 honorable mention awards.

Improved application: Service resume portion of the application was standardized so judges are able to make better comparisons between applications.

Increased feedback: Application judges provided positive and constructive feedback for every applicant. Applicants who didn’t make it into the interview round received that feedback as well as a “Young Humanitarian” sticker.

Increased promotion: