Youth Programs

The Round Lake Area Exchange Club is honored to recognize the work of our youth. As National Exchange states, America’s young people are its most precious resource. RLA Exchange embodies this philosophy and makes available each year opportunities for high school seniors to participate in a Youth of the Month/Year Award contest and also recognizes a senior with its Accepting the Challenge of Excellence Award.


Youth of the Month/Year Award

2020-2021 Theme “I recognize my responsibility in shaping America’s future. I have stepped out of my comfort zone during uncertain times and made a difference. I am part of history and here is where it started.”

2020-2021 Youth of the Year

Youth of the Year Award winner with family

2020-21 Youth of the Year, Round Lake High School senior, Brenda Ramirez


Accepting the Challenge of Excellence (A.C.E.) Award

This program recognizes high school students who have made a dramatic change in their attitude and performance during their high school years. These changes have enabled the students to overcome adversities and prepare for graduation.

2020-2021 A.C.E. Award

Award winner with family

2020-21 A.C.E. Award Winner, RLHS senior, Melisa Pedroza