Youth Leadership
For more information on any of these projects — or to volunteer to work on one — contact the Vice President of Youth Leadership.
Interact Clubs at San Francisco High Schools
Interact Clubs are Rotary-sponsored service clubs for high school students. We sponsor Interact Clubs at several high schools in San Francisco, some in cooperation with other local Rotary Clubs. Rotary Club members provide guidance and mentorship.
Rotaract Club at University of San Francisco
Rotaract Clubs are Rotary-sponsored service clubs for young adults. Our Club sponsors a Rotaract Club at the University of San Francisco and a community-based Rotaract Club that welcomes all young adults. Rotary Club members provide guidance and mentorship.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
The Rotary Club of San Francisco started Camp Enterprise, a small leadership skills weekend camp for high school students, in 1985. Since then the program has grown substantially, and has been renamed Rotary Youth Leadership Awards or RYLA, the name Rotary Clubs around the world use for this kind of project.
Hundreds of high school sophomores and juniors now attend our annual RYLA camp, which is operated by Rotary District 5150. The Rotary Club of San Francisco remains the largest sponsor of this program in the District.
Volunteers are needed on the planning committee and at the event
Youth Leadership Curriculum
We are developing a leadership curriculum for high school students, which will soon roll out to San Francisco public schools — and, eventually, beyond.
Members are welcome to join in this ongoing effort.
Boy Scouts in the Tenderloin
We work with The Salvation Army’s Kroc Center to sponsor a Boy Scout Troop for at-risk youth in this challenging neighborhood. Scouting teaches the values of good character, good citizenship, and personal integrity, along with leadership and decision-making skills. Club volunteers provide troop leadership, assist with service projects, and accompany scouts to summer camp.