Young Adults Committee

Chairman 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 Friday of each month. The mentors on this committee work with the students on their projects and fundraiser.

Members 2020-2021

Senior representatives

Jasmine Finley | East Alton – Wood River High School
Sarah Floyd | Roxana High School
Ainsley Fortschneider | Alton 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

Committee Mentors

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

Junior representatives

Kennedy Bickmore | Civic Memorial High School
Audrey Bosse | Roxana High School
Allene Brass | Marquette Catholic High School
Addison Denton | East Alton – Wood River High School
Allie Lively | Civic Memorial High School
Kamren Mason-El | Alton High School
Allie Schrumpf | Alton High School
Thomas Strohmeier | Roxana High School
Monica Wendle | Marquette Catholic High School
Reaghan Williams | East Alton – Wood River High School