Point West Rotary presented its 6th annual youth leadership conference "Partners in Leadership" on November 2, 2017.  Fair Oaks Rotary Club members joined us this year and brought students from Bella Vista High to join our students from Encina High. PWR members were excited to partner with them this year to make the conference even bigger and better!
The one-day conference brought students from both high schools together with Rotarian business leaders/mentors to discuss leadership and ethics, in the classroom, in business and in life.  The purpose of the conference, held at the Sacramento State Student Union, is to provide small interactive group settings where students and business leaders focus on the qualities of leadership and how to make good choices when faced with ethical situations.  The 4-Way Test was woven throughout the discussions, sharing with the students the same tool that guides Rotarians through difficult decisions.
The outcomes for the students include:  opportunity to interact with business leaders and learn how to communicate and work with them in a positive setting; learning to express themselves, their ideas and thoughts in a group setting; and learning leadership skills that will assist them in being successful at school and after graduation.