This committee keeps in touch with the programs and activities of the Susan P. Byrnes Health Education Center and Junior Achievement of South Central Pennsylvania to identify ways the York Rotary Club can assist them. Members organize club volunteers when help is needed, and solicit financial support for specific projects.
Why is the Rotary Club of York concerned about the Byrnes HEC and Junior Achievement?
Our Rotary International District 7390 has adopted these organizations as district projects in support of youth. Clubs are asked to serve youth by supporting these organizations both financially and with manpower.
What does the Byrnes Health Education Center do?
The HEC teaches “making healthy choices.” Health, hygiene, sexuality, diet, safety, drugs and smoking are all addressed in teaching theaters at the center, in visits to the schools and businesses, and on the web at www.LearnToBeHealthy.org.
What does Junior Achievement of South Central PA do?
Junior Achievement uses hands-on experiences to help young people understand the economics of life. In partnership with business and educators, Junior Achievement brings the real world to students. JA recruits volunteers to go into classrooms to educate and inspire young people to value free enterprise, and to understand business and economics.
What has the York Rotary Club done for these organizations?
Our club has purchased equipment for the HEC, and underwritten the cost of supper provided to the volunteers helping with the annual District 7390 summer clean-up project. For JA, our club has underwritten a pilot project financial literacy course used in one of the local high schools.