Celebrate New Generations Month in September
New Generations Month is the perfect time to promote your club’s or district’s youth activities. You’ll increase their impact and encourage continued collaboration among youth, young adults, and your club.
- Plan a joint project. Invite Rotarians to help with a Rotaract- or Interact-led community service project. Ask alumni of Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) and Rotary Youth Exchange to take part in your event. Together, you can demonstrate how different generations can work together to make a difference in your community.
- Nominate a Rotaract or Interact club for a 2011-12 Changemaker Award. Use the award form to track what your sponsored clubs are already doing. For example, September can kick off their “Million Smiles A Day” commitment.
- Invite New Generations program participants as speakers. Spotlight a different program at each of your meetings during September. Host a Rotaractor-led discussion on what The Four-Way Test means for their generation. Or invite a panel of former program participants sponsored by your club or neighboring Rotary clubs to talk about their experiences.
Make a connection with young people during New Generations Month, and reap the benefits throughout the Rotary year.
New Generations Service is Rotary’s fifth Avenue of Service. It includes all Rotary-sponsored activities for young people up to age 30: Rotaract, Interact, RYLA, and Youth Exchange.