UServeUtah is committed to fostering community engagement among Utah youth. The UServeUtah Youth Council is a youth-driven advisory board made up of young people ages 16-22.

The 2020 Youth Council

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Cindy Aguilar

University of Utah

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Yana Andersen

Utah Valley University

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Ally Brotherson

Snow College

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Jenna Campbell

Ridgeline High School

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Jade Cartagena

Dixie State University

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Ava Ford

Park City High School

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Maria Fregoso

Weber State University

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Nicholas Galloway

Salt Lake Community College

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Brynlie Green

Westminster College

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Davis Herrera

Brigham Young University

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Kate Homer

Hillcrest High School

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Liz HÓmez

Weber State University

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Laveitiana Ika

Bountiful High School

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Joslyn Solorzano Galan

Brigham Young University

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Bethany Kruse

Utah State University

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Susana Lemus

Kearns High School

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Katie McGuire

Park City High School

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Elspeth Rayback

Brighton High School

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Aubree Robinson

South Sevier High School

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Jorge Sanchez

Dixie State University

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Jada Shipley

Valley High School

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Luke Stancil

Karl G Maeser Preparatory Academy

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David Stump

Salt Lake Community College

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Karlee Thomas

Richfield High School

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Holland Welch

Utah County Academy of Sciences

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Laynee Wilson

Utah State University Eastern

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Camie Yuan

Logan High School

 
 
 

outcomes

  • Promote service engagement and leadership skills
    among Youth Council members
  • Develop new strategies for UServeUtah to engage youth
  • Build awareness of UServeUtah and volunteerism among younger Utah volunteers
  • Organize meaningful service projects across the state

Obligations

Youth Council members must:

  • Attend monthly meetings, either in person or online
  • Plan a service project in the community
  • Attend the Active Engagement Retreat (October 15 & 16, 2020
  • Outside of monthly meetings, identify barriers to volunteers (and solutions)
  • Promote volunteerism and be a good representative of UServeUtah by being an upstanding community member
  • Prepare a final report/reflection

Benefits

  • Leadership training
  • Opportunities to advocate for their peers and amplify the voices of young people
  • Opportunities to research, write, and influence policy
  • Letter of recommendation for higher education or future employment
  • A Certificate of Service

Apply

Applications for the 2021 Youth Council will open in December of 2020. Applicants must be between the ages of 16 - 22.

The 2019 Youth Council

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During the term of service for UServeUtah’s 2019 Youth Council, Youth Council members worked to identify and address barriers related to youth volunteerism. This was accomplished in 2 parts: their projects and a research report. This research examines the benefits youth receive for volunteering, as well as the barriers to youth volunteerism. This research will aid UServeUtah in increasing youth engagement throughout the state, as well as provide current and future Youth Council members increased knowledge about data pertaining to youth volunteerism. We hope to see Youth Council leverage this data to encourage more young people to volunteer, educate their communities on the importance of youth volunteerism, and continue to engage for change.

We would like to thank the 2019 UServeUtah Youth Council for their service, leadership, and impacts made. These young leaders completed projects with a total of over 1,000 volunteer hours.

>View the full 2019 Youth Council Final Report here