Youth Services

Youth Services focuses on the next generation of Rotarians.  Programs are built specifically for the younger generations, ranging from high school students to young professionals under 30 years old.

Youth Services

Interact/RYLA
A Rotary Sponsored service club for young persons ages 14-18. The program gives young people an opportunity to participate in fun, meaningful service projects. The Santa Barbara Interact Club connected to the Downtown Club is active at Laguna Blanca School. The chair and committee coordinate special events with the school and keeps Rotarians apprised of events and special drives.

Rotaract
A Rotary sponsored service club for young persons ages 18 to 30. Rotaract in Santa Barbara is a community based program sponsored by all the Group 8 clubs. Program goals are involvement in projects that address social needs while promoting international understanding and peace through a framework of service. The chair participates in periodic meetings with other Group 8 club members to support the newly formed Santa Barbara Rotaract Club. The Charter for the Club has just been submitted. Periodic announcements at Rotary meetings to keep membership informed of activities.  Rotaract Website…

Rotary Youth Exchange
An international exchange program for either a summer or a full year for high school students. The focus is on developing international understanding, cultural appreciation, and building a global community through international youth exchange. Youths are sponsored by Rotary Clubs around the world to live with both Rotarian and other community families. Rotarian youth are eligible for this program.  Read More…