This Avenue of Service focuses on developing the next generation of leaders. The goal is to help young leaders building leadership skills, expand education, and help our youth learn the value of service.



  • With the belief that all youth deserve the opportunity for continued success, the Rotary Club and Foundation is committed to providing financial assistance for students entering higher education.
  • Each spring, we are thrilled to award at least $19,000 in scholarships to 14 exceptional high school graduates pursuing further education.  
  • Scholarships are awarded in multiple categories including academics, community service, leadership, art, music, business, education, vocational careers, and needs-based.   learn more

Venice High School Jacket of Excellence

  • The Annual Venice High School's Jacket of Excellence Program seeks to recognize, acknowledge, and highlight students at Venice High School who have excelled in their academic studies. (Ex: High GPA, etc).  
  • Similar to our acknowledgement of students who participate on sports teams with their letterman jackets, this program seeks to provide recognition to those students who have worked hard in achieve high level academic. The Rotary Club and Foundation proudly fund numerous jackets in support or our scholars.

Carousel Schools

  • Carousel School in Westchester is a local special needs schools that serves and supports children with special needs.
  • The Foundation in partnership with the Rotary Club hosts holiday an annual holiday event for the kids where the kids can see Santa, are receive new toys, wishlist items, and a picture with Santa.

Interact (Rotary)

  • Interact is a high school based Community Service Club sponsored by Rotary, for youth under the age of 18 in High School.
  • We provide resources and advisors to help guide and support the students in their service projects and goals, proudly sponsoring Interact Clubs at both Venice High School and Animo Venice High School.
Rotaract - Otis College of Art & Design
  • Rotaract is a college or community based club, that seeks to help young adults develop and foster their leadership skills, and desire to serve the community.
  • Playa Venice Sunrise proudly sponsors the Rotaract Club at Otis College of Art and Design.