Sponsored by the Reader's Digest Foundation, the Youth of the Year Program is designed to promote and recognize service to Club and community, academic performance and contributions to family and spiritual life. Our competition begins with each department selecting on a monthly basis a Youth of the Month. In February those members compete for the title of the Youth of the Year. A competition is held in Orange County where the winner has the opportunity to go on to represent the state, region and then nationally if selected. Scholarships are awarded on each level.
Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary sponsors the Youth of the Year/ Youth of the Month programs by providing t-shirts for the youth selected, monthly dinners, awards and the annual Youth of the Year dinner ceremony. For over 20 years, Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary (MBSR) Club has been providing the local community with the best in volunteer service. Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world.
"The Club saved my life. I was headed down a path of gangs and
violence until a volunteer showed me I was worth more. I now have a
Bachelors and a Masters Degree!"