The Youthlinc Service Year is a unique opportunity designed to engage high school and college-aged students in their local communities and communities abroad.
Humanitarians 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, environmental, and cultural exchange projects for a two week international trip the following summer. Youthlinc currently takes teams to nine 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.
Each team will hold a meeting once a month from November (General Orientation) to trip departure. Attendance is required.
All Humanitarians will complete a total of 50 local service hours from October 15th to June 1st before their international service.