Youth Services 2022-2023 Chairs: Brandon Thomas, Irma Gonzales, and Jenny Goodman.
Youth Service positively impacts youth in our community from elementary school through college. We participate in the following youth projects:
  • WordsAlive/Rolling Readers initiative: reading books to 1st to 3rd graders
  • Rotary District 5340 LEAD (Leadership, Ethics, Aspirations & Determination): an annual conference that promotes leadership skills and personal development for 8th graders
  • RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards): an annual weekend conference where high school students develop skills as leaders while having fun and making connections
  • Model United Nations Conference: an opportunity for high school students to be trained as effective negotiators, consensus builders and peacemakers by debating current international issues that are presently being addressed by the real United Nations
  • King-Chavez Interact Club: a Rotary-sponsored club that empowers high school students to take action, develop leadership skills, build connections in the community and gain a global perspective
  • Student of the Month: recognizing academic excellence of high school students
  • Annual Scholarship Program: providing college scholarships to deserving students from various high schools
  • Four-Way Test Speech Contest: encouraging high school students to prepare and give speeches that apply the Rotary Four-Way Test to everyday activities and issues

Through the club’s generous donations, we also recognize and support various organizations in the community that provide opportunities to enrich the lives of students and underserved youth, including:

  • The USS Midway's "No Child Left Ashore" Scholarship Fund: supporting on-board education programs
  • Pro Kids/The First Tee Golf initiative: challenging underserved youth to excel in life by promoting character development, life skills and values through education and the game of golf
  • REINS: a therapeutic horsemanship program for children and adults with disabilities
  • Voices for Children: providing abused and neglected children with volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs)
  • MusiCamp: a Rotary Youth Exchange partnership with the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory, bringing highly-skilled musicians from across the globe to perform at various venues, experience new cultures, make new friends and enjoy the sights of Southern California