Committees

Young Adults Committee

Members 2023-2024

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Chairman Stefanie Withers

The Young Adults Committee (YAC) consists of 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 organize and implement a fundraiser each year while also hearing from local member non-profits in the Riverbend community. Proceeds from the fundraiser are used for the Scholarship Fund that will be awarded to one or more of the Young Adults students.

This committee meets monthly during the school year. The mentors on this committee work with the students on their fundraiser.

The Young Adults Committee makes nonprofit visits from December to April. Read articles about the visits below.

Senior representatives

Alyssa Abernathy | Civic Memorial High School
Joshua Gilbert | Roxana High School
Angela Morgan Hornsey | Marquette Catholic High School
Kylen Johnson | East Alton – Wood River High School
Lucas Naugle | Civic Memorial High School
Mia Plumb
| East Alton – Wood River High School
Jacob Rose | Marquette Catholic High School
Blake Schaper
| Fortitude School
Jacob Schaper| Fortitude School
Emily Schrumpf | Alton High School
Khas Spitz | Alton High School
Calista Stalhut | Roxana High School

Committee Mentors

John Barnerd Simmons Hanly Conroy
Brian Campbell
Colman’s Country Campers
Terri Herbstreit | 
1st MidAmerica Credit Union
Tiffany James | Midwest Members Credit Union
Andrea Schrader
 | MillerKing LLC
Stefanie Withers | RiverBend Growth Association

Junior representatives

Adeline Bemis | Alton High School
Wyatt Doyle | Roxana High School
Seana Grey |
Alton High School
Macy Hart | Roxana High School
Mayonna Jaggie |
East Alton-Wood River High School
Isabella Murray |
Civic Memorial High School
Marissa Perez | Civic Memorial High School
Isaac Thornton | East Alton-Wood River High School
Tyra Wells | Marquette Catholic High School
Rodger Zawodniak | Marquette Catholic High School