Recognize youth leaders!

By Erika Emerick, Rotary Programs for Young Leaders Staff  May is Rotary’s Youth Service Month! Rotary’s programs for young leaders connect people ages 12-30 through service, friendship, and leadership development. Interact and Rotaract clubs empower young people to create sustainable change in their schools and communities both locally and globally, and young people develop leadership skills … More Recognize youth leaders!

Bridging the generation gap through mentorship

By Paul Taylor, Writer, Researcher, Speaker and Senior Fellow at Encore.org In a rapidly evolving society, many communities are experiencing a generation gap between older and younger residents. Oakland, California in the United States is one such place. Bridging the distance between the older citizens of Oakland and the younger communities they serve is a … More Bridging the generation gap through mentorship

Creating greater good in partnership with innovative change makers

By Ellina Kushnir, Rotary Service and Engagement staff Noran Sanford, a licensed social worker, a man of faith, and a vested community member, is empowering a rural U.S. community to utilize overlooked resources and pioneer change from within. In 2000, Noran moved back to his hometown in rural North Carolina, USA, where he was stunned … More Creating greater good in partnership with innovative change makers

Celebrating Rotary’s youngest leaders!

By Molly Friend, Rotary Programs for Young Leaders Staff Youth Service recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs like Interact. Every year, Interact clubs take action to make a positive difference in their communities through service projects. Join us as we celebrate 54 years of service and leadership through … More Celebrating Rotary’s youngest leaders!

International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians encourages youth service

By Steve Henning, Rotary Club of Kutztown, USA, and member of the International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians In the early 1990’s, several Rotarians who were also Scouters met and discussed how to provide an outlet for other Rotarians who shared their same interest through a Rotary Fellowship. The principles and goals of Rotary and Scouting … More International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians encourages youth service