Students and Youth

Rotary's programs for students & youth can change the lives. Through these programs, young people can earn scholarships, travel on cultural exchanges, or help a community through a service project.

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Something that all Rotary club members have in common: We take action. As community volunteers, we reach out to neighbours in need. We build, support, & organise. We save lives. We work locally & globally.

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The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

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The motto Service Above Self conveys the humanitarian spirit of the organization’s 1.2 million members. Fellowship among Rotarians,community & international projects characterize Rotary worldwide.

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  • More than one million Rotary members have volunteered their time and resources to help end polio. This month, for the first time, a group of Rotary staff members will join volunteers and health workers in the field and see our polio eradication program in action. Follow the five participants as they travel to India to support subnational Immunization Days, expected to reach up to 172 million children across the country. [View the story "India National Immunization Day Trip" on Storify]

  • In 1916, New York City experienced a devastating outbreak of polio— the first major outbreak of the disease in the United States. One hundred years later, the world is a different place in fighting this disease. Cases have been reduced by 99 percent over the last 25 years and polio has been stopped in all but three countries. Global Health Strategies and partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) are hosting Polio Past & Present on 20 September at the historic New York Library as  an opportunity for global leaders and supporters to recognize the progress we have made...

  • Rotary was recognized on 17 September on public television's fifth annual American Graduate Day program for its work with San Diego-based Monarch School, a K-12 school for homeless youth. The Rotary Club of San Diego, California, USA, was applauded for its work mentoring Monarch's students, keeping them on track to graduate, and helping the school to continue thriving during tough economic times. Monarch School CEO Erin Spiewak appeared as one of the show's guests, along with Monarch Alumnus Cynthia Valenzuela, who attested to the positive, life-changing experience Monarch School gave her and...

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