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Young Adults Committee

Chairman Alex St. Peters, RiverBend Growth Association

The Young Adults Committee (YAC) consists of two representatives from RBGA member schools and mentors from the RBGA membership. This committee focuses on the importance of guiding our young adults to give back to their community through outreach within the nonprofit organizations in the RBGA membership. 

The high school representatives complete a project and organize and implement a fundraiser each year. The project consists of completing a volunteer experience with each of the participating RBGA nonprofit organizations. All proceeds are split between a nonprofit agency and one of the Young Adults students (in the form of a scholarship.) 

This committee meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday of each month. The mentors on this committee work with the students on their projects and fundraiser.

Members 2018-2019


Senior representatives

Caden Akal | Alton High School
Kate Booten | East Alton-Wood River High School
Will Dixon | Marquette Catholic High School
Kaylee Klaustermeier | Civic Memorial High School
Abigail Stahlhut | Roxana High School

Junior representatives

Taryn Geiger | Civic Memorial High School
Grace Napp | Alton High School
Aubrey Robinson
| East Alton-Wood River High School
Grace Schulz | Marquette Catholic High School
Jarret Smiley | Roxana High School

Committee Mentors

Trish Holmes | RiverBend Growth Association
Jeff Lauritzen | COUNTRY Financial(R)
Amber Scott | 1st MidAmerica Credit Union
Cindy Smalley | Cope Plastics Inc.
Sandy Smith | TheBANK of Edwardsville
Alex St. Peters | RiverBend Growth Association


ARTICLE: Young Adults Committee works with Pride Inc. to clean up Salu Park
ARTICLE: Young Adults Committee Joins Forces with Community Hope Center to Provide Easter Baskets and Candy Bags for Children in the Area
ARTICLE: RiverBend Growth Association’s Young Adults Committee helps spread awareness of Child Abuse Prevention Month
ARTICLE: Young Adults Committee Teams Up with the American Cancer Society to Paint Rocks for Cancer Swag Bags
ARTICLE: The RiverBend Growth Association's Young Adults Committee Works with Boys and Girls Club of Bethalto
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2017-2018 Committee      2016-2017 Committee