Macomb Local News
Pictured (L-R): MYLO student volunteers Nicole Lester, Lacie Skees, Joe Musick and Anna Dively.

Youth volunteers from Macomb High School’s Macomb Youth Leadership Organization (MYLO) spent time volunteering at McDonough District Hospital recently. 


Projects included assembling patient admitting bags, folding patient information brochures and stuffing envelopes. Nicole Lester, a Macomb High School senior and MYLO member, led the project. 


The MYLO program is designed to designed to provide youth with exposure to the community and adult role models and to develop life skills. The University of Illinois Extension three-tier program begins with sophomore students and then progresses through their senior year. It advances youth from understanding leadership, mentee a community member and then completing a service project.


Local teens interested in volunteering at McDonough District Hospital can participate in the annual Summer Volunteen Program that runs June 11-July 27. Applications, and other information about MDH, can be found at, or by contacting MDH Volunteer Coordinator Meagan Wohlfeil at (309) 836-1579. The 2018 application deadline is May 14.