• All participants on this Youthlinc team must be active in Rotary as Rotarians, RYLArians, Interactors, Rotaractors, or in Youth Exchange.
  • We are partnering with the Rotary Club of Suva Peninsula Sunset in Fiji to improve living conditions for villagers who are primarily subsistence farmers growing bananas, root crops, and all sorts of vegetables. We’ll work hard on a myriad of holistic projects and play hard (snorkeling, anyone?!).
  • We will participate in the Youthlinc Service Year which is designed to engage youth in their local & global community, and give them the leadership skills and experience, as well as more confidence to make a difference. Students commit to volunteering in their local communities & with local Rotarians 80 hours between October 15th, 2018 and June 1st, 2019. 
  • Team members attend monthly planning meetings working collaboratively within committees to prepare education, community health, vocational, business, & cultural exchange projects for Fiji. Our journey culminates when we travel to Fiji to carry out our projects, and learn from and create meaningful relationships with the villagers. You’ll come home a different person. But don’t take our work for it. Read testimonials here! 
  • For more info, contact Miriam & Steve Barth at barth@youthlinc.org or Aaron Coon at aaron@youthlinc.org

TO APPLY:

  • Mail ALL the below application elements to 1166 E Brickyard Rd. SLC, UT 84106 or email them to office@youthlinc.org.
  • For questions regarding the application process, email office@youthlinc.org or call 801-467-4417.

Young Rotarian applicants (Interactors, Rotaractors, RYLArians or Youth Exchange participants):

  1. Complete the Student Rotary Service Year Application form
  2. Carefully read and mail or email ALL the following documents to the Youthlinc office
    1. Signed Signature Page (minors need parent signature)
    2. Two completed Recommendation Forms— do not ask family members to write your recommendation
    3. Personal Statement— one single spaced page (maximum) outlining the reasons for your interest in Youthlinc, what you believe you have to offer as a participant, and what you expect to learn and experience while serving local and globally
    4. Financial Aid Application (only if applying for financial aid)

***Click here to learn about priority acceptance through the Legacy Sponsorship program.

Rotarian applicants:

  1. Complete the Mentor Rotary Service Year Application form
  2. Carefully read and mail or e-mail ALL the following documents to the Youthlinc office
    1. Signed Signature Page
    2. Read the Mentor Job Description
    3. Personal Statement— one single spaced page (maximum) outlining the reasons for your interest in Youthlinc, what you believe you have to offer as a participant, and what you expect to learn and experience while serving local and globally.
    4. Financial Aid Application (only if applying for financial aid)

Rotary Team Leader: Miriam Barth

Miriam is thrilled to be leading the first Rotary-Youthlinc team, with her awesome hubby Steve. As a Rotarian of the Rock Rotary Club and past Utah Rotary Youth Chair coordinating service & leadership initiatives for high school and college students, Miriam believes that Rotary is the greatest vehicle for bringing about global change. But the next generation of Rotarians needs hands-on leadership development, strong mentorship, and the opportunity to experience the power of Rotary on a local and international scale. Miriam believes there is no better way for a young person to get their start in Rotary as a lifetime humanitarian than through Youthlinc. As past International Service Director for Youthlinc, Miriam appreciates how much work goes into Youthlinc’s outstanding curriculum and life-changing Service Year. To date, Miriam has organized over 30 service trips, but she is most excited for this one, as it marries two of her favorite organizations: Rotary and Youthlinc. She can’t wait for the service journey ahead!

Youthlinc Team Leader: Aaron Coon

Aaron is beyond excited to begin his sixth adventure with Youthlinc! He fell in love with the Youthlinc model as a student on the Thailand team in 2010, as it gives one a stronger love for humanity and service, and pushes individuals to be the best they can be. It truly changed his life and has given him many lasting relationships both in country and internationally, that he will always treasure. From that first trip he was addicted, and since then he has been an Alum Leader in Guatemala, a Mentor in Vietnam, an Assistant Team Leader in Cambodia, and a Team Leader for Nepal.

Aaron joined Rotary after Guatemala and much like his experience with Youthlinc he was hooked. He is grateful for the feeling that Rotary gives of unity with people all over the world who want to make a difference, and for the opportunities of service it provides. Where they are both so close to his heart, Aaron is thrilled to start this adventure that will combine Rotary and Youthlinc in one amazing adventure.

Along with Rotary, and Youthlinc Aaron has also served three medical missions with My Aid for Haiti, and works as a pharmacist for Harmons Pharmacy. When he’s not working he enjoys hiking, going to movies, spending time with his family, and playing with his nieces and nephews. Aaron feels so blessed to be able take what he has learned from his experiences to help the students of the first ever Rotary-Youthlinc team see their great potential and work together to make it an incredible year.

Youthlinc Assistant Team Leader: Abbi Graham

Abbi Graham is senior at Murray High School. She loves anything outdoors, especially soccer and hiking. Last year she took her first Youthlinc trip to Nepal and had one of the best experiences of her life. She is the Interact President at Murray High school and loves getting other students involved in service. She is the ATL for the first every Rotary-Youthlinc team going to FIJI! Her experiences with the Service Year changed her life and she is looking forward to another year with Youthlinc.