Chair: Dianne Day & Erik Mjoen
Meets: Third Friday of the month, after the Club meeting in the meeting room at the Marriott.
(Date is subject to change. Members, please confirm with committee chair)
 
Youth Service projects acknowledge the positive change implemented by youth and young adults involved in leadership development activities, community and international service, and exchange programs that enrich and foster world peace and cultural understanding.  Following are examples of Youth Services projects undertaken by our committee.
   
 
USD Upward Bound: LJGT Rotary Club contributes “I’m Going to College Gift Certificates” to first-generation and low income high school seniors who are entering college. Club volunteers are invited to the Senior Banquet to award the gift certificate to each senior.
 
Hands of Peace:  The program empowers young Israelis, Palestinians, and Americans to raise their voices as leaders of change.  An exceptional student, selected by Preuss teachers attends the Hands of Peace Conference.
 
Interact Club:  Rotary at the high school level is organized through Interact Clubs.  Our Club supports high school students at the Preuss School and University City High School who are involved in both self-initiated service projects and often participate in joint projects with the LJGT Rotary Club projects when possible.  These students also participate in Skype calls with Sister Schools.
 
Model United Nations:  The Rotary District 5340 Model United Nations Program trains high school students to be effective peace makers, negotiators and diplomats by debating current-day international issues that are presently being addressed by the real United Nations.  The 2 day conference is a realistic simulation of a UN General Assembly session and usually takes place at the Joan Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at USD.
 
Rotaract Program:  Rotary at the college level is organized through Rotaract.  Rotaract members decide how to organize and run their clubs, manage their own funds, and plan and carry out activities and service projects. The LJGT Rotary Club offers guidance and support and works with UCSD Rotaract as partners in service.
 
Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA):  RYLA is a three-day District-wide conference held at Idyllwild Pines Camp that presents impactful training in leadership skills to Juniors in High School. Students who are outstanding school or community leaders with a strong service background are encouraged to apply.  At camp, students are inspired by a diverse group of exceptional speakers, make life-long friends through fellowship activities and discuss the ethical and social issues of today.  The students leave empowered and motivated to take on additional leadership roles and to find additional ways to serve.
 
Salk Mobile Science Lab:  Each year the Mobile Science Lab travels to 20 schools all over San Diego county.  During the three-day curriculum students conduct experiments designed to illustrate that traits are passed from generation to generation through a set of instructions called DNA.  Students not only learn about the structure and function of DNA, but also the techniques that are used for DNA fingerprinting and to screen for diseases.  All the necessary equipment and a team of volunteers are brought to the classroom where a group of 90-150 students practice hands-on interactive science for three days.  La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotarians can and have volunteered to assist teachers with the three-day lab.
 
Service Above Self Award:  Each month a Preuss student is recognized at the weekly Club meeting and receives a certificate.  This student has been nominated by their teacher or advisor for significantly improving his/her grades, often overcoming significant hardship, while staying dedicated to community service and demonstrating the ideals of Rotary International.  Towards the end of each school year a scholarship is awarded to one or more of the monthly Service Above Self Award recipients for his/her college education.