Youthlinc is excited to be launching three different expansion programs across Utah. Our office is located in Salt Lake City, but we don’t want this to be a deterrent for students in Southern Utah, Cache Valley or Utah County. Therefore, we have put together a task force to recruit enough participants in these areas to create full teams.
Our Utah County team will be lead by Darin and Betsy Eckton. Darin is a professor at UVU and Betsy is an administrator in the Nebo school district. This team will be going to Nepal. They will hold all of their monthly meetings at UVU, so participants won’t need to drive to Salt Lake!
Our Cache Valley team will be going to Peru. We have had a presence in Logan and at USU in previous years, but this year we want to expand our reach even more. Since all of the monthly team meetings will be held in Logan, we hope this will motivate students to want to be a part of our Service Year.
Finally, the Southern Utah team will be lead by Brian Larson. He was a Team Leader for Youthlinc in 2014. This group will be going to Thailand. Since Brian lives ½ time in SLC and ½ time in St George, he will be able to bridge the gap from SLC to Southern Utah. We know that SLC is a long commute for students, so we’re excited to be able to offer them a General Orientation, Committee Workshop and all monthly meetings in a Southern Utah location!
In general, these team’s departures are contingent on the number of participants we can recruit. So please, if you live in these areas, advocate for Youthlinc and share the good news! We want to make the Service Year a reality for students all across Utah, not just those along the Wasatch Front.
Adult professionals, high school and college students, APPLY today! Applications are due October 5thwww.youthlinc.org/apply
About the Author
Megan is Youthlinc’s Community Liaison and Real Life Assistant. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in International Studies (Global Health emphasis) and Spanish minor from the University of Utah. She first joined Youthlinc as a student on the 2012 Peru team. Megan was named Utah’s Young Humanitarian in 2013 for her service as an Intern with Real Life and other community organizations. She has been the Real Life Assistant Director since 2014.