If you are like most Rotarians worldwide, you are
interested in making relevant service connections.
By seeing the value of your club serving students through mentoring, you will be filling a global void and making a direct and critical connection within your own community. Participation is simple and for most Rotarians requires no more than an hour of time outside of a Rotary Club meeting. For Committee Members, participation is as simple as placing a few phone calls to friends.
This Program Helps Communities in Three Key Ways:
Provides a relevant community service
The program gives Rotarians, businesses, and schools the opportunity to work together to fill a global void — making a real connection between young people and business professionals.
Makes a difference in the lives of young people
The program helps young people in the most critical time in their lives — during high school and well before decisions are made on paths for college and career.
Builds awareness of the good works of Rotary International
The program builds awareness of Rotary — the world’s oldest and largest service group — and its efforts to eradicate polio, provide clean water, and make the world a better place.
How to get started:
If you are a member of an official Rotary Club, and can provide club identification, you are invited to participate in the Rotary Student Program.
- Print out 10 posters and 50 applications to take to school meeting
- Schedule a meeting with the high school guidance counselor and principal or superintendent to discuss adopting the program
- Clarify that the program fills a global void in helping students confirm or redirect their career dreams before college, led by Rotarians utilizing their network by helping students meet professionals in their dream careers
- Explain that the program is open to all high school students
- Confirm that participation limits time out of school to no more than 3 hours, between the business mentor meeting and follow-up Rotary Club Meeting
- Explain that students need to provide their own transportation to and from both meetings
- School participation is simple, limited to encouraging students to participate
With School Support
- Confirm school liaison to be your point of contact for collecting essays and contacting Rotary contact when they are ready
- Agree on follow-up schedule for checking on applications
- Provide posters and ask for visible placement in school hallways, hand over applications
Included in the tool package is everything you need to implement and promote the Rotary Student Program in your local Rotary Club chapter:
- Program Steps
- Program Palm Card
- Program Flyer (11x17)
- Program Flyer (8.5x11)
- Student Application
- Potential Interview Questions
- Certificate of Completion
- Table Top Banner and Directions
- Large Banner and Directions