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Preston Residential College

Y-IMPACT (Community Service)

Y-IMPACT collaborates with partner organizations to make a positive impact on the University of South Carolina campus community and beyond.

Youth Impacting Minds, People and Communities Together (Y-IMPACT) is a service organization within Preston that focuses on areas such as education, community engagement, and health and wellness. The group, which is involved in several service projects plus local and international philanthropy, is guided by the Y-IMPACT Constitution [pdf].

Community Partners

  • Relay for Life
  • Dance Marathon
  • Families Helping Families
  • The Starfish Foundation
  • Harvest Hope Food Bank


Meet Our Student Leaders

Mikayla McCord

Mikayla McCord, President

Mikayla is a sophomore biology major minoring in Portuguese. This will be her second year in Preston, and she is very excited to rejoin her Preston family. Last year she served as Hall Government Secretary and one of the chairs for Transitions Homeless Shelter through Y-IMPACT. As Y-IMPACT president, she hopes to instill a love of service in Preston residents, and make the USC and Columbia communities a better place. She loves traveling, helping others, sloths and bragging about her dogs.