UServeUtah Youth Council

The UServeUtah Youth Council is a youth-driven advisory board made up of young Utahns from across the state dedicated to fostering community engagement among Utah youth. Council members will have the opportunity to collaborate and learn with each other, develop leadership skills, engage their peers by planning and executing a community engagement project, and influence public policy.

2022 - 2023 UServeUtah Youth Council

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Madelyn Christensen

North Sanpete High School

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Brylee Cruz

West High School

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Charles Gutierrez

Herriman High School

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Alaina Hola

East High School

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Kellen Hunnicutt

West High School

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Nicholas Johnstone

Park City High School

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Alex Katz

Park City High School

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Madison Kearns

Skyridge High School

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Alexis McMullin

Skyview High School

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Sophia Mun

Hillcrest High School

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Jiya Patel

DSU Success Academy

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Marina Peng

Rowland Hall

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Lillian Scott
Grand County High School

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Nicole Smith

East High School

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Ben Stradling

Provo High School

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Hadley Terry

Richfield High School

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Atticus Teter

West High School

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Athena Tongaonevai

Bountiful High School

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Olivia Wu

West High School

Apply to serve on the 2022-2023 UServeUtah Youth Council

Applications are now only being accepted from students residing in Beaver, Box Elder, Carbon, Daggett, Duchesne, Emery, Garfield, Iron and Tooele counties.
Applicants must be in the 10th, 11th or 12th grade and should be planning to reside in Utah for the duration of the 2022-2023 academic year to complete the full term of service (Sept 2022 - July 2023).

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The 2021-2022 Youth Council


Andrew Anderson
Pleasant Grove High School

Andrew is an advocate for mental health. Through his project he raised awareness in his community of available resources and raised funds to support the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

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Jessalyn Bates
Brigham Young University - Idaho

Jessalyn created and beta tested a curriculum designed to help young students discover their passion for learning and find productive ways to spend free time.

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Sojung Bok

Sojung addressed food insecurity in southern Utah by hosting a community-wide car trunk flea market to raise funds for the Utah Food Bank's Southern Distribution Center.

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Kaylynn Dawes
Sky View High School

Kaylynn raised funds to create birthday baskets for children in foster care. She is passionate about helping kids in all circumstances feel special on their birthdays.

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Eliza Durham
Skyline High School

Eliza created 10 kits full of new home basics to support those transitioning out of homelessness. Kits were donated to The Road Home and other local shelters in Salt Lake City.

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Logan Garr
Brigham Young University

Logan organized a neuroscience fair at a local elementary school to expose students to STEM and inspire future ambitions and career interests.

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Dominik Jamrich
Park City High School

Dominik hosted a concert fundraiser to support Ukrainian refugees. He donated $1,034.69 to the Utah Ukrainian Association.

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Lacy Linares
Grantsville High School

Lacy's project supported local multilingual elementary students. Volunteers were trained in Dyad Reading to better help students progress toward their goals.

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Candace Park
Weber State University

Candace worked to secure in-kind donations from her local business community to support Utah Valley Refugees. She created 20 kits with the support of her volunteers.

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Michael Popa II
Utah State University

Michael hosted an event to give students and his community the chance to get a more complete understanding of the war in Afghanistan. Speakers included military personnel, local experts and Afghan refugees.

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Anna Romero
Bingham High School

Anna hosted a fundraiser to support Best Friends Animal Society of Utah. She was able to use her talents at social media and virtual fundraising to surpass her original goal. She raised $1,185 to help "save them all!"

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Lillian Scott
Grand County High School

Lillian hosted the Power of Art Show in Moab to encourage children to use art as a form of self-expression and to give them a social outing to be creative, have fun, and connect with each other.

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Jonah Settle
Juab High School

Jonah hosted the inaugural fundraiser for the Juab and Millard County Children's Justice Center. He also served on the Board, helping the organization with multiple projects and with achieving nonprofit status.

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Tyler Skeen
West High School

Tyler recruited volunteers to support "Community Unity Day." They met in downtown Salt Lake City to clean shared spaces, beautify the city, and educate on recycling practices.

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Charles Wilcken Gutierrez
Herriman High School

Charles ran and organized a basketball team of special needs athletes and neurotypical athletes. He is passionate about creating inclusive communities and fostering friendships.

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    From St. George to Smithfield, 2021-2022 youth council members made a difference in their local communities. 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 2021-2022 UServeUtah Youth Council for their service, leadership, and impacts made during this unprecedented year. These young leaders completed projects with a total of over 1,546.5 volunteer hours.

    >View the 2021-2022 Youth 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

    2020 Youth Council Reflections

    Ava Ford

    Holland Welch

    Katie McGuire

    Luke Stancil