Excel Youth Zone (XYZ) promotes youth as resources and leaders in their local, regional, national, and global communities. XYZ does this through positive, meaningful, community service-learning projects which encourage youth to make service a life-long endeavor.
Since being founded in 2003, Excel Youth Zone has facilitated in-school and after-school community service-learning clubs at elementary schools, middle schools and high schools in southern San Diego County. Excel Youth Zone clubs are highly interactive. Students design, explore, and experience service learning projects to meet community needs. Students work in teams to organize projects, demonstrate leadership skills, attend educational field trips, develop new skills from professional workshops and communicate with guest speakers/leaders from their local and regional cities. Students engage, reflect and demonstrate the process of their service learning projects to the community.