Hey Thailand 1   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!



“Hi, I’m Lucy Neill and I attend High school at Rowland Hall. Last year, I volunteered at a Real Life location called Hser Ner Moo. Hser Ner Moo is a part of the South Parc Townhomes, near the I-80. I went to Madagascar last year and got involved with Youthlinc again because I had such a great time. I discovered the happiness of others who don’t have as much as we do. My career interests include anything in the medical field because I love helping people.”





“Hello! My name is Annie Ulloa (Senior at JDCHS) and I went to Thailand with Youthlinc in 2016 an d this summer I will be returning as an Alum Leader! I am stoked to be working with such a great organization again. I am super passionate about traveling, I think traveling incorporates a strong sense of diversity and culture and even exposes us to becoming more socially conscious people. Alongside, Youthlinc pairs travel and service. Two great opportunities to become active members of society contributing to a better world, and if all starts with us. As an alum leader I can only hope everyone on the Thailand June team has as much of an amazing experience as I had, taking away different lessons every day. I hope to see the future progress of our world as more young leaders are taking roles in making a change through standing up for social issues they believe in and as well as serving those whom need our help most through local and international service. Youthlinc has even helped me realize my interest in sociology and international studies and I hope to explore and help the world around me in the years to come! I cannot wait for this summer, a chance to make new friends and learn together. I hope everyone is as excited as I am!”




“I’m Vanessa Shipley! Someday I would love to travel the world full time and study culture and religion. I’m currently going to BYUi online. I work with kids who have special needs at a middle school in my city. My goals for this year are to try and be more outgoing and include people instead of waiting for them to include me first.”







“My name is Randy Rodich and I go to Corner Canyon High School. I am trying to take classes that can best prepare me for a field in engineering. I volunteered at Camp Kostopulous. My experience with Youthlinc last year was soooooo amazing that I decided to apply again! I feel that even though there is a lot to be done with international service, there is also so much that I can do here in my community.”