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YEP Alumni – Where are they now?

Meet Kayla Doyle, former Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) Chair and a 2016 graduate of Sycamore High School. During her three years in the YEP program, Kayla had many opportunities for leadership development and embracing philanthropy.

Recently, we had a chance for a quick interview to see what she’s up to. So where is Kayla now and did the YEP program have an impact on her life after high school? Let’s find out! Pictured: Kayla Doyle (Photo credit Amy Aiello Photography)


Meet Kayla Doyle

(Q) Who are you and where did you go to school?
(A) My name is Kayla Doyle, and I went to Sycamore High School, graduating class of 2016.

(Q) How many years were you in YEP?
(A) I was in YEP for three years, and served as Chair on the Executive Committee.

(Q) Where are you now and what are you up to?
(A) I am a student in Fort Collins, Colorado. Majoring in Business with a concentration in management, minoring in Spanish. I am in a sorority at my school and participate in other volunteer organizations. I also have a part time job, so I stay really busy!

(Q) What’s a recent accomplishment you are proud of?
(A) A recent accomplishment I’m really proud of is that I am a first-generation student attending Colorado State University.

(Q) How did YEP shape what you are doing now?
(A) I volunteer consistently and I work with my sorority to plan and organize events for the nonprofits that we work with. After college, I would love to manage a nonprofit in another country to help people.

(Q) What were some of your greatest takeaways from YEP?
(A) Leadership and the need/desire to help people in my community.

(Q) How are you currently (or plan to in the near future) giving of your time, talent, and treasure?
(A) Like I said, I would absolutely love if I received the opportunity to go abroad and help people in need and work with a nonprofit.

(Q) If you could pass on any knowledge or advice to current YEP members, what would that be?

“I would tell current YEP members that YEP is a great stepping stone into their future. There are so many opportunities in college to continue with programs such as YEP and I highly recommend doing so.”


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