Hey Thailand 3  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! My name is Olivia Telford. I go to Salt Lake Community College and love it! Someday I hope to go into the medical field. I love to sing, surf and travel.. I am so excited to be participating in the 2017 July Thailand team!”






“Hi my name is Kendall Burgess I’m a sophomore at Dixie State University majoring in communications with a minor in sociology. I would love to continue in humanitarian work and work with countries in need. In 2014  I was on the Kenya team and that opened my eyes to how much I love serving and making people’s days. I love Youthlinc and the message this company lives by. You truly do become a life long humanitarian after not only the international trip but especially the local service! I can’t stay away! Serving is something I grew fond of after seeing the effects of our acts while in Kenya. It’s a feeling I’ll never forget! I always want to feel like that so I strive to help others every day!”



“Hello I am Jada Johnson and I am Alum leader for the Thailand July hybrid team this year! I graduated from East High School and now am a sophomore at the University of Utah! I am currently applying to the Athletic training program at the U and after I graduate I will be applying to Physical Therapy School. In 2014 I traveled to Thailand for the first time and did an international service trip with Youthlinc. In preparation or my service trip I completed over 80 hours of local service. More than half of those hours were completed at Real Life. I applied to be Alum leader because ever since 2014 I loved the experience I had and told myself I would do it again. Because I love the kind of work Youthlinc does locally and internationally. Ever since my trip it had made me realize how extremely grateful for everything I have in my and made me realize how I can make do something for someone else who is struggling. If it as simple as giving someone new clothes or a cooked meal, if I can make their day that’s all that counts. Youthlinc really helped open my eyes and that’s why I continue to do service.”


“My name is Haidyn McCall Noland. I am a freshman at Dixie State University. I am a communications major hoping to go into international relations. I love working with special needs as a peer tutor and serving my friends and family in my day to day life. My experience with youthlinc has been nothing but uplifting and insanely fun, so I am so excited to participate in my second year. I am looking forward to being an Alum and I hope to help provide the same experience for my team as I had last year. I am so stoked to get started with this amazing service year!!”