Hey Peru Logan 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 Megan Fogarty. I’m originally from Cottonwood Heights and I am currently a freshman Utah State University. I’m still deciding on the field of study I want to go into, right now I’m interested in Public Relations. I chose to apply as an alum leader this year because I love the feeling of contentment that service brings. My favorite thing about Youthlinc is how much more observant and aware I felt myself become throughout the service year. I was able to gain a more extensive understanding not only of the needs of those living in third world countries, but of the needs of those living in Utah. My experience with Youthlinc helped me realize how important it is to make an effort to avoid being oblivious to what is happening in the world. Meeting the people who are dealing with such devastating levels of poverty made me want to do whatever I can to make a positive impact on their lives. I am so excited to have the chance to participate in Youthlinc’s 2016-2017 service year. “
“Hi, my name is Cassandra Aiken. I am currently a senior at Ogden High School. Participating in Youthlinc allowed me to be more involved in community service. Last year, I volunteered at the Treehouse Museum. I also did other things from helping plan and run a walk/ run to raise money for LIMBS (an organization that gives prosthetics to people in third world countries) to helping clean up trees in my neighborhood after a big wind storm). One cool thing I did this year was help org
anize and run the Mr. Ogden pageant. This year all the proceeds for the pageant went to Mr. Christenson. Mr. Christenson is a teacher at Ogden High School who has cancer. Through this pageant we were able to raise over $4,000. Doing these things helped me realize the needs my community has and made me more aware of how much opportunities arise to help others in need. I decided to apply to be an alum leader because I fell in love with doing service and want to share my love with other people. Also, I want to do everything in my power to help make a better life for other people.”
Mallory Bundy is from Ogden. She went to Peru last year and taught soccer practices at the YMCA for her main service site. She plans on going back to Peru!
“Hello my name is Brooke Burningham. I am currently in my third year at Utah State University. I am studying Family, Consumer, and Human Development with a declared emphasis in Families and Community Service. After obtaining my bachelors degree, I want to go to grad school. I am considering becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Family Life Instructor or work at a non-profit charity organization. I absolutely love Youthlinc. I’ve gone on three trips with them to Guatemala, Peru and Cambodia. I am excited to go back to Peru with Youthlinc this year! I love that Youthlinc promotes both local and international service and really helps create life time humanitarians.”
“My name is Fischer Olpin, I am an alum for the Peru logan Team. I am currently a student at USU. I am studying engineering. I love to ski. I like to skateboard. I like anything that gets me outside. My first trip I went to Nepal 2 years ago.”