The Youth Service Committee recognizes the positive change that youth and young adults can have through leadership development activities, involvement in community service projects, and programs that enrich and foster world peace and cultural understanding.
WHAT WE DO
Palo Alto University Rotary co-sponsors the Palo Alto High School YCS-Interact program and participates in a variety of youth programs in the Palo Alto area. We work with the local organization Youth Community Service (https://www.youthcommunityservice.org/) to support youth oriented programs all year, send two students to the RYLA Leadership Camp, and co-sponsor local participation in the Rotary District 5170 annual Richard D. King Speech Contest.
As a speaker gift, the club donates a book signed by the speaker to Belle Haven Elementary School via Read Me a Book (www.readmeabook.com).
Additionally, club members participate in local programs like Reading Partners,
and have helped with renovation projects at Belle Haven and
Cesar Chavez Academy.
First-generation and underserved children and high school students through Interact benefit from service projects, building community, beautifying school grounds, and living the Rotary “Service Above Self” motto.