Statewide, hundreds of high school students participate in the Lions Clubs International annual student speakers contest. The goal of the contest is to provide high school students with the opportunity to speak publicly on a topic of current interest. Winners at various levels of the contest are awarded cash scholarship prizes with advancement to the next highest speaking level. Carpinteria Lions participate in the event and make their facilities available for the speaking events throughout the weeks of the contest. The students, their family and their instructor are all provided a meal by the Carpinteria Lions.