Young Adults Committee

Co Chairmen Jeff Lauritzen and Alex St. Peters

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 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 2019-2020

Senior 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

John Barnerd | Simmons Hanly Conroy
Terri Herbstreit | 
1st MidAmerica Credit Union
Trish Holmes
 | RiverBend Growth Association
Jeff Lauritzen | COUNTRY Financial(R)
Cindy Smalley | Cope Plastics Inc.
Sandy Smith | Busey Bank
Alex St. Peters | RiverBend Growth Association

Junior representatives

Kieran Favazza | Alton High School
Jasmine Finley | East Alton – Wood River High School
Sarah Floyd | Roxana High School
Abbi Geiger | Civic Memorial High School
Hunter Gonzalez | Marquette Catholic High School
Caleb Hurst | Roxana High School
Kristine Lauritzen | Marquette Catholic High School
Allyson Palmer | Alton High School
Ethan Scott | Civic Memorial High School
Emma Seibert | East Alton – Wood River High School