Youth Board

must! charities' Youth Board is a group of local high school students making a positive difference through collaboration and dedication by empowering other youth to make changes that are wanted and needed to benefit the community as a whole.

Students involved have volunteered to serve a minimum of a year term (September through May) and are locally known leaders on their campus. They have displayed a willingness to serve and make a difference for those less fortunate in our community.

We are currently accepting applications for our 2018-2019 Youth Board. Click here to apply! Deadline to submit applicati.on is August 15th

Youth Board

Rain Alsup I am currently a sophomore at Templeton High School. I am a part of the high school tennis team, love life club, and probiotic club. I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, camping, and art. I'm excited for my first year of being on the must! charities youth board because I want to contribute my time helping others in our local community and make them feel loved. After High School, I plan to graduate college and discover a career that i’m extremely passionate about and hope to serve others in all that I do.

Courtney Basden | Youth Board Member
I am a senior at Atascadero High School. I have lived in SLO county for most of my life, and I love being here! Currently, I am a member of CSF and Friday Night Live, captain of the Varsity tennis team, an officer for my 4H club, and I also take a couple of Cuesta classes when I can. After I complete high school, I would like to pursue a career in photography or graphic design, since both of them are my passions. I wanted to be a member of the must! Youth Board because I love doing community service, and I wanted to meet students who had the same drive to make the world a better place. A quote that I live by is "Life is about moments: don't wait for them, create them."

Carmen Bouquin | Youth Board Member
I am a senior at Templeton High School. I am involved with the Wellness Kitchen, Kindness Club, United Way Youth team, Mock Trial, Feminist Club and Environmental Club. I enjoy doing activities in the mountains. I joined the Youth Board because I enjoy connecting with the community and I value helping others in need. Being a part of Must! not only allows me to give back but also integrate myself better into the community. It gives me the opportunity to meet new people and to assess where the in the community the most need is. After High School I want to continue on to college then law school. My favorite quotes is " Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations can never effect a reform", By Susan B. Anthony.

Reina Dronen I am currently a Sophomore at Templeton High School. I have lived in San Luis Obispo county my whole life. I Iove to be active and am a part of the Templeton tennis team. I enjoy spending time with friends and being creative by writing and drawing. I wanted to be a part of Must! Charities Youth Board so I can help give back to the community and help others. I have been blessed with an amazing life and want to help give back all I can.

Abigail Edwards I'm a senior at Templeton High School and I was born in San Luis Obispo. I enjoy going backpacking, paddle boarding, and being around my friends. I'm involved with CSF (California Scholarship Federation), volunteering at CHC Primary Care Clinic, Taproot Charities, and other local events. I want to serve and help others in my community. After high school I planned to go to college and get my bachelors in nursing. I wanted to join Must! Charities to be more involved and to get connected!

Colby Grey I am a Junior at Templeton High School. I have lived in Templeton for most of my life. I am currently the ASB Vice President and Link Crew President, an active club member, involved with my youth group at Templeton Presbyterian church, and FCA. I love playing and coaching tennis. I have a passion for eating healthy and being involved at my school. I hope to go to college and be in the medical field. I try to live by the quote "Change your thoughts and you will change your world!" - Norman Vincent Peale

Ella Hanchett I am a sophomore at Templeton High school. I have lived in Templeton for my whole life. I play volleyball and run track. I also have been part of the California Stare World Show Team two years in a row. I enjoy being outside, cooking and baking, and riding horses. I wanted to join Must Charities because I enjoy helping others and helping the community grow into a better place.

Diane Johnson I am a Junior at Paso Robles High School. I have lived in Paso for more than six years now and am always striving to find myself within the community. I am involved in Key Club, CSF ( California Scholarship Federation), Link Crew, and United Way Youth Board. During my free time I like to volunteer at the Boy's and Girl's Club or the different activities Key Club has to offer, and at Vineyard Dental. With being part of Must! Charities I hope to impact others with the acts that are performed and meet great people along the way! For my future plans I would like to go to college and pursue my career in Pediatric Dentist.

Mia Kline | Youth Board Member
I am a senior at Templeton High School. I like to run and I am on the Templeton High School cross country team. I wanted to be on the youth board so that I could help my community in an organized way. In the future I plan to go to college and continue to help my community. I am inspired by my parents who encourage me to actively participate in my community. They encourage me to be the best person I can be.

Zack Kruse | Youth Board Member
I am currently a senior at Templeton High School. I was born and raised in the Templeton community. I enjoy sports, hunting, spending time with friends, and most outdoor activities. I help coach the girls volleyball teams at the school, play varsity volleyball, and I am a member of the ASB class. I want to serve on the Youth Board because I want to learn how to make a difference in my community and see efforts made to contribute to these differences. In the future I plan to graduate from college and establish myself in a sound job with a family, although what field of work I do not know. Someone who inspires me in life is my dad. He has taught me what hard work truly is and that everything in life should be earned fairly.

Madison Miller | Youth Board Member
I am a senior at Templeton high school and I have lived in SLO county for my whole life. I am involved in my school's mock trial team, feminist club, CSF, and ASB. I also volunteer at the Wellness Kitchen, Templeton Presbyterian Church, and other local events. I enjoy traveling, reading, making crafts, and spending time with my friends. I wanted to join the must! charities youth board to help provide need to organizations in our area and to help my peers get involved in our community. After high school, I am considering pursuing a law degree. I'm so excited for the opportunity to be involved in this great organization!

Lila Lee Peschong I am a sophomore at Templeton High School. I'm currently the Vice President at Creston 4H and I'm part of the Environmental Club, Hiking Club, and Landscaping Club at my school. I play tennis and softball on the JV team and love it! After high school, I would like to go to a four-year college and then hopefully medical school. Some of my hobbies include skateboarding, reading, knife throwing, and playing with my dog. My dog's name is Chuy and he is the most important thing in my life. He's very cute and I love him very much. My favorite food is papaya and my favorite color is lavender grey. I feel that the Youth Board is a great opportunity to improve our community and I can't wait to get started!

Olivia Smith | Youth Board Member
II am a senior at Templeton High School. I have lived in Templeton my entire life. I am involved with yearbook and the environmental club at my school. I am also part of Main Street Dance Company. I enjoy being outside, dancing and baking. I joined the Must! Charities Youth Board because I want to help our community as much as possible, I want to give to people in need and help others in as many ways as possible. With this youth board I get to see what is going on and how I can help the people of our community.

Summer Tietje | Youth Board Member
I am a senior at Atascadero High School. I have lived in SLO County my whole life. I love water polo and swimming. I am involved in Student Impact at ABC Church, FCA club, and babysit for many families. The reason I want to be a part of the youth board is because I have seen the needs people have, and would love to fill those needs to the best of my ability. In the future, I want to be able to say that I have changed people’s lives for the good. A quote that inspires me is: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” (Mahatma Gandhi).