Youth Programs
Service Above Self is Rotary’s principal motto, which means that every Rotarian is responsible for finding ways to improve the quality of life in his or her community and in those around the world through service.  The role of the club service projects committee is to help develop and implement educational, humanitarian, and vocational service projects that help our community and communities in other countries.
Some of the youth projects, that the Rotary Club of Burnaby - Deer Lake is involved with are:
Interact - We sponsor Interact Clubs at Burnaby South and Burnaby Central Secondary Schools.  Interact is a service club for young people ages 14-18  The Burnaby South Interact Club is the largest in the District with approximately 250 members.
Rotaract - We co-sponsor the Rotaract Club of Burnaby.  Rotaract is a service club for young men and women ages 18-30 - Rotaractors provide a great resource to assist with our club projects and we can become involved with additional service projects through them.  As these young adults start their careers, we provide mentorship.  A fun group to be associated with.
Rotary Youth Leadership Award - (RYLA) is Rotary’s leadership training program for young people. RYLA was officially adopted by Rotary International in 1971, RYLA is one of the most significant and growing programs in Rotary service. Each year, thousands of young people take part in the program worldwide. The impact of the program spreads further as the program awardees influence other young people.  Our Club usually sponsors 5 - 6 youth annually to attend this empowering camp.
Scholarships - We award two scholarships of $1,000.00 awarded to Burnaby students for post secondary education.  An additional $1,000 provided to the School District to provide resources for students in the trades. 
Design an Ad - working with the Burnaby NOW, Burnaby elementary students design ads.  The winning ad is published in the newspaper.  The three Burnaby Rotary clubs work together on this project.
Burnaby South Exit Interviews   - In order for grade 12 students to complete graduation requirements, exit interviews must be done. Club members volunteer time to interview students.
Books for Kids – our literacy project is to purchase a new book for each student at Edmonds School.  Delivery takes place during the Santa’s breakfast.
Santa's breakfast - preparation and serving a pancake breakfast to students and staff at Edmond's School - takes place the last Friday before the Christmas school break.