2020 Young Humanitarian Award Finalist

Are you Utah’s next Young Humanitarian?

By: Shannon Moss For the past 16 years, Youthlinc has organized a statewide search for Utah’s Young Humanitarian. The goal of this award is to recognize outstanding community engagement and to inspire other people to serve their communities however and

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How to be a Humanitarian During the Holidays

For many of us, the holiday season is a time to give back to our communities and volunteer our time, talents, or financial means. With COVID 19 case counts surging throughout the United States, our holiday season has already begun

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Youthlinc Community Center Groundbreaking

Thank you to everyone who attended or has supported our Capital Campaign for the Youthlinc Community Center. On Saturday October 24, we were able to hold a Groundbreaking Ceremony to start preparing the land on our new property.  The program

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Combat Loneliness Through Service

A report in 2018 from Kaiser Family Foundation found that 22 percent of Americans say they often or always feel lonely (that’s 55 million people and twice the number of Americans with diabetes!).  Vivek Murthy, former US Surgeon General, feels

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Referral Program

Youthlinc Service Year Referral Program

Youthlinc’s most powerful recruitment tool is, and probably has always been, word of mouth. When individuals who have participated in the Service Year share their experience with people who know and trust them, those individuals are much more likely to

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Youthlinc@Home Updates

Youthlinc@home was created during COVID to provide safe opportunities for individuals to volunteer and learn. To date, our student and volunteer participants have dabbled in coding, yoga, art, and many other fun and exciting learning experiences. It has been a

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Five Important Changes to the Youthlinc Service Year

By: Jackie Moynihan The 2020-2021 Service Year might look a little different to our Youthlinc veterans. Here’s a quick rundown of some important changes to be aware of and the reasoning behind them. “Application” to “registration.” For the first time

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Serving through Technology, Youthlinc@Home

It would be an understatement to say that in the past few months we’ve experienced some challenges to our established way of life. Our current situation has redefined many things we took for granted, and all of us are learning

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2020 Young Humanitarian Award Finalist

Young Humanitarian Award Winners 2020

High School Winners $5000 Winner Taylor Fang Senior at Logan High School Taylor is passionate about sharing technology with girls of diverse backgrounds. She is the founder of Girls Explore Tech (GET), a 7-week series of free, hands-on workshops for

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2020 Real Life Scholarship Finalist

2020 Real Life Finalists

Youthlinc is pleased to announce the awarding of five academic scholarships honoring Real Life high school seniors and college students of refugee or immigrant background.  We would like to recognize the Low Family Foundation, the Barker Charitable Foundation and an

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Be a humanitarian while social distancing

By Jackie Moynihan, Real Life Director   Stay home. Social distance. Wash your hands. Flatten the curve.    As global citizens, it is our responsibility to protect each other. Not everyone has the luxury of staying home, especially those on

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Bringing local service a little closer to home

By Shannon Moss, Youthlinc Project Manager   The COVID-19 pandemic has changed almost everything about our everyday life. Meeting up with a group of friends on a Friday night has changed to a group FaceTime call. Shopping trips have been

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COVID-19 Community Resources

If you or someone you know is in need of help during the COVID-19 pandemic, please check out this list of community resources. Thanks to Salt Lake Community College’s Thayne Center for Service & Learning for sharing! CLICK HERE FOR

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Why Everyone Needs to Volunteer

By Justin Powell, Youthlinc Executive Director Every year hundreds of Youthlinc volunteers engage locally in supporting the homeless population, people with disabilities, the elderly, refugees, immigrants, youth, etc. and in doing so they realize the power of looking outside of

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5 Reasons You Should Start Volunteering Immediately

5 Reasons You Should Start Volunteering Immediately According To Youthlinc Participants 1. It makes you super happy!! Create friendships with people you serve. Knowing your time is greatly valued. Knowing you’re impacting a person’s life in a positive way. 2. You

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