This Real Life Refugee Summer Experience allows Youthlinc participants to take part in a week-long local service opportunity in their own backyard and engage with students from all around the world. This experience will work closely with our Real Life program which offers afterschool programming for refugee and immigrant teens. It will include an introduction to refugee issues and how resettlement works. Guest speakers will share their own refugee experiences and participants will be able to enjoy many international dishes from local refugee businesses. Participants will take part in a variety of fun activities at one of our welcome centers where they will get to know the students there and build relationships. The culminating event of this week will be participation in World Refugee Day which is a celebration that recognizes the resiliency and contributions of our refugee friends.
Join Youthlinc on a journey to the Four Corners area of Utah where we will engage in activities that will give you a greater understanding of the Navajo and Ute experience, learn about the significance of and hike beautiful Bears Ears and Monument Valley, help organize and run a youth day camp at White Mesa, stay in the heart of Oljato, and absorb the beauty of southeast Utah and northern Arizona.
The team will stay at a cottage in Blanding and at a traditional Navajo hogan in Oljato (Monument Valley).
Get ready to do service, learn a lot, and do some incredible hikes as we explore Four Corners Past and Present.
As Humanitarians, we have the ability to directly impact our communities and promote human welfare. The Environment includes land, water, air and ALL living things, including people, this means that care of the environment is an integral part of human welfare. Simply put, in order to take care of people we also need to take care of the environment. Without clean water, healthy ecosystems, and fresh air, we would fail to thrive. Protecting the environment and making changes in our daily lives can start small and still help to make a significant difference.
We live in a unique location that allows us to explore and appreciate the environment and being outdoors. Sometimes we are so eager to leave, that we forget that many people travel from around the world to spend time in our own nearby parks. This Summer, Join Youthlinc and the USDA Forest Service on our inaugural Conservation Camping trip in the Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest and learn more about what you can do to make a difference right here at home.
Whether you are a first-time camper or an experienced backpacker this trip is for you! We will spend 5 days and 4 nights at Lost Creek Campground (Mirror Lake Scenic Byway), learning about local conservation efforts and how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly. We will spend 3 days helping the USDA Forest Service on projects including trail work and repair, burnout preparation, removal of invasive species, and habitat reporting. In addition to these projects, we will also join Wild Utah Project as “citizen scientists” to help track and detect the presence of plants and pollinators, such as bees, monarch butterflies, and milkweed. After working hard, we will also play hard and take time to enjoy hiking, paddleboards, kayaking, fishing, and swimming at Lost Lake.