YSA is proud to announce its newest Youth Council members: Mohit Jain, Lauren Lampe, and Christopher Yao.
These three youth service stars will be joining 11 other members for the 2013 Fiscal Year as youth leaders of the global youth service movement that YSA mobilizes and supports. In the coming year, they will serve as grant reviewers for YSA Grant programs, mentors to YSA Grant program youth grantees, develop special projects with YSA staff, and plan and implement a Global Youth Service Day or Semester of Service project.
Mohit, a 17-year-old from Omaha, Nebraska is a member of the National Youth Advisory Council at generationOn, the youth enterprise of Points of Light. Mohit, inspired by his grandfather’s battle with Alzheimer’s, first became involved in service by working in the medical field. Now, he is involved in mobilizing other youth in service, specifically in public policy related to health, service-learning, and helping students reach national initiatives and opportunities.
Why Mohit is excited to be on the Council:
“I am incredibly excited to work and play an integral role with a nationwide organization involved with service learning and the ideas behind service.”
Lauren, a 19-year-old from Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, is the Chair of the National Youth Advisory Cabinet for Camp Fire. She has traveled all over the United States organizing and leading conference and youth volunteer service projects to encourage them to find their spark! Lauren currently attends McDaniel College in Maryland.
Why Lauren is excited to be on the Council: "I feel the organization provides youth with the tools thy need to be successful in their life goals!"
Christopher is a 15-year old from Jericho, New York who realized the value of service and helping others in 6th grade, when he was diagnosed with an under-jaw bite. Since then, he’s been able to raise funds for sixty cleft surgeries and after seeing the power that young people had to change the world, created Kids Change the World (www.kidschangeamerica.org). To date, Kids Change the World operates in 34 countries and is responsible for developing and providing hundreds of educational materials for students, training and providing innovative local doctors, and giving grassroots resources to hundreds of youth who want to serve in their community. Kids Change the World has been recognized by the United Nations, The White House (Executive Office of the President), Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Education.
Why Christopher is excited to be on the Council: “I am excited to work with the other YSA members to show that Young Americans can do the extraordinary and do hold tremendous promise for the future.”
You can find more information about YSA’s Youth Council here.