I am a senior at Lincoln High School. I like to be involved in the community and in helping out the others around me. I am very exited to be part of the Youth Advisory Council and I can not wait to start the year.

I’m Allison, or Allie for short, and am a senior at Sioux Falls Christian. I have a great passion for environment and helping others. I love to get to know new people and do new things especially if it gets me out of my comfort zone. I also enjoy traveling quite a bit, my favorite place I’ve been to so far is Hong Kong.

I’ve played softball for 13 years and have loved every season of it. I spend a lot fo time reading different books and getting lost in them. I have a passion for medical science and am planning on pursuing it in my future.

I am a junior at Lincoln High School, and I play tennis in the fall. I lifeguard at Frank Olson in the summertime and I work at a nursing home during the school year. In my free time, I like to go to B&G with my friends, or spend my time at Lake Madison.

My name is Gabriel Lima, and I am a student at Roosevelt High School; my interests lie in history and biology. I hope that with my participation in Youth Roots, I am able to make a lasting impact on my community.

I am a Christian and I love Jesus with all my heart. I like meeting new people because you never know who could change your life. I enjoy learning new things and I’m currently trying to learn Spanish. I also enjoy listening to music and petting dogs.

My name is Claire Thornton. I’m a 10th grader at O’Gorman High School. I run track and play soccer for O’Gorman. In my free time, I enjoy volunteering at the Bowden Youth Center.

The 2021 cohort has selected their needs and granted away the funds that they raised. See their impact below.

2020-2021 Impact

Mental Health / Wellbeing

Human Trafficking

Abuse and Neglect


Children’s Home Society DBA Children’s Inn
Call to Freedom, Inc.
Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota

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