UServeUtah High School Council

We wish to inform our community that the Userveutah High School Council has officially been discontinued. We are immensely grateful to all the members who have served over the years. Their dedication and efforts to improve our communities through volunteerism have made a significant impact.

Students in higher education are encouraged to apply for a position on the College Community Engagement Council. This council will continue the spirit of service and community improvement that was foundational to the UServeUtah High School Council.

For more details on how to apply and the benefits of joining the College Community Engagement Council, please visit our applications page.

The 2023-2024 High School Council

From September 2023 through May 2024, the UServeUtah High School Council engaged 159 volunteers in local youth-led community projects. Of the volunteers engaged, 67% were age 25 or younger. Volunteers and council members served a total of 753 hours.

> Read the full 2023-2024 High School Council Final Report here

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Savanna Barlow

Alta High School
Savanna's project educated her peers about how to get involved in the political process.
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Britta Charnholm

Corner Canyon High School
Britta hosted an educational event to teach the community about common nutrition misconceptions.
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Luke Henry Ford

Waterford School
Luke's project recruited volunteers for the National Ability Center's summer programming.
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Connor Greally

Waterford School
Connor hosted the "Great Cookie Ski Race" for athletes at the National Ability Center.
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Annekke Hale

Northern Utah Academy for Math, Engineering and Science
Annekke hosted a volunteer project to rebind damaged books with classmates.
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Elena Roundy

Cedar High School
Elena hosted a donation drive to collect arts and craft supplies to support patients at Cedar Health and Rehabilitation Center.
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Dante Bry Smith

Mountain Heights Academy
Dante hosted a donation drive to support those experiencing homelessness in Salt Lake County.
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Rathtida Sroy

Itineris Early College High School
Rathtida involved her classmates in writing letters for those served by Friends of the Children Utah.

The 2022-2023 High School Council


Brylee Cruz
West High School

Brylee hosted a middle school club fair at Northwest with clubs from West High School. This event helped facilitate the transition from middle school to high school.

Kellen Hunnicutt
West High School

Kellen worked with the Utah Pride Center to host "Mic Night Dreams," an open mic night that offered LGBTQ+ teenagers a stage to perform any songs, poetry, standup, etc. that they wanted to share.

Nicholas Johnstone
Park City High School

Nicholas organized a local food and clothing drive within his school community to support the local food bank and the Park City Christian Center.

Sophia Mun
Hillcrest High School

Sophia's project, "Soaps, Suds and Smiles" gathered cleaning products, dish soaps, and sponges to be distributed to refugees in Salt Lake City. Sophia hosted both a fundraiser and donation drive to reach her goal.

Marina Peng
Rowland Hall

Marina Peng hosted a forum in partnership with Better Utah to connect youth with local representatives to help them learn more about getting engaged with local government. Representative Gay Lynn Bennion and Representative Tyler Clancy participated in the forum.

Lillian Scott
Grand County High School

Lillian organized a project to memorialize two Moab teenagers that were tragically lost in separate accidents. The Elexa VanArsdol and Zoe Thompson Memorial Mural in Moab will bring the community together in joy instead of grief, and motivate people to live like Elexa and Zoe did, with an excess of love for everyone in their hearts.

Benjamin Stradling
Provo High School

Benjamin hosted a tournament to remove as many carp from Utah Lake as possible in one day. Carp are an invasive species, and Benjamin's project will help sustain a healthy ecosystem at Utah Lake.

    The 2022-2023 High School Council was comprised of 13 high school students. They had the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from each other, develop leadership skills, and gain an in-depth understanding of the Community Engagement Pathways. Council members made a difference in their local communities all across Utah. They planned and executed community engagement projects involving youth volunteers. Not only did these activities promote youth volunteerism, but they also addressed global and local community issues. Council members completed a needs assessment, logic model, and final report of their projects, which will help influence UServeUtah’s youth volunteerism initiatives.

    We would like to thank the 2022-2023 UServeUtah High School Council for their service, leadership, and impacts made during their term. These young leaders completed projects with a total of over 751 volunteer hours.

    >View the 2022-2023 High School Council Final Report here

    Past Years

    The UServeUtah Youth Council began in 2019. Each Youth Council cohort completes a report detailing any research done and summarizing completed community engagement projects. Reports and reflections from each cohort can be accessed here:

    >2021-2022 Youth Council Final Report
    >2021 Youth Council Final Report
    >2020 Youth Council Final Report
    >2019 Youth Council Final Report