Headlines of Youth Service Activities in District 5240
The Youth Empowerment Summit (YES!) was held at Camp Rotary in Simi Valley for the third year in a row. The event is put on by the Rotary Club of Simi Valley, Rotary Club of Simi Sunset, and Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise. This is a One Day workshop for high school students where they will be inspired by a diverse group of exceptional speakers, make life-long friends through fellowship activities, and discuss the ethical and social issues they are faced with daily. The day includes the following sessions that enhance personal growth and development: Ethics, Team Building, Diversity, and Leadership.
Rotary Club of Simi Valley Interact Club puts on a Charity Ball, a fundraiser that provides new soccer balls to children in poverty-stricken communities worldwide.
The Royal High School Interact Club also was an integral part of FAYM 2015 and 2016.  The funds raised here go to Dorrs of Faith Orphange in Mexico. Five of the Royal High School Interact Club members went to Mexico to deliver funds and spend time helping at the orphanage. This year the students raised over $4000.
Los Olivos Rotary Club New Generations Chair Ulises Castaneda and his spouse with six Los Olivos Dunn High School students in Gautamala where they assisted masons and family members build a housing structure.

Rotary Club of Santa Barbara North sent 4 students to RYLA camp: Erin Bies, Dan Willett, Zachary Guttentag and Anthony Luna.  They will attend the Rotary meeting of May 10 to present their observations.
Pictured with Past President Susan Weaver, the Rotary E-Club of One World D5240 was pleased to sponsor Natalie Garza and Gerardo "Jerry" Aguilar from Arvin High School to RYLA 2017!  Two more lives changed by RYLA!