Youth Service recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults involved in leadership development activities, community and international service projects, and exchange programs that enrich and foster world peace and cultural understanding.
Irvine Rotary Youth Service Projects
Boys & Girls Club of Santa Ana
Making a positive difference in the lives of children in Santa Ana.
The mission of the Boys and Girls Club is to make a positive difference in the lives of children living and attending Santa Ana schools. The Boys and Girls Club provides a safe environment for kids to do their homework and participate in after school activities.
Project Leader: Marla Noel & Tony Murcia
Educating youth about the benefits of theatre.
The Laguna Playhouse's Youth Theatre builds a sense of community, stirs the imagination, provokes thought, opens windows of understanding onto a larger world and helps individuals discover more about themselves.
The Youth Theatre Season offers plays primarily aimed at children of elementary and middle school age. These may be existing plays or musicals based upon well-known, popular books or stories, but we also sometimes commission new stage adaptations.
The Youth Theatre Season is unique in the region. The productions are directed and designed by theatre professionals and fully-mounted with the Playhouse’s technical resources. We have an open casting policy and casting is almost always “age-appropriate.” Young people play young roles. Local amateur actors generally play the adult roles but fully professional Equity guest artists may also be cast. The technical staff for each production is drawn principally from our Youth Conservatory Program.
Project Leader: Leslie Anne Mogul
Building Youth Leadership
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is Rotary's leadership training program for young people.
RYLA emphasizes leadership, citizenship, and personal growth, and aims to
- Demonstrate Rotary's respect and concern for youth
- Provide an effective training experience for selected youth and potential leaders
- Encourage leadership of youth by youth
- Recognize publicly young people who are rendering service to their communities
Project Leader: Tony Murcia
Veterans Day with Boy Scouts Troop 36
Irvine Rotarians speak to Troop 36 about what benefits and skills the military provided them with.
Project Leader: Linda Fontanilla & Nathan Kieu