This committee coordinates the “Student of the Month” program from 8 local high schools. The club recognizes one boy and one girl from the Junior class of each school for their academics and leadership. A member brings the students to a club meeting and introduces them.
The committee financially sponsors up to 16 “Students of the Month” to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Conference in District 7390 at Messiah College in June.
The committee also sponsors one Sophomore ambassador from up to 8 local high schools who participates in the Central Pennsylvania Leadership Seminar of Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership.
A member of the committee presents the Rotary Service Award to a student at Penn State-York and York College of PA.
How are the Students of the Month selected?
One boy and one girl are chosen by their principal and guidance counselor for their academic achievement, extra-currricular involvement and leadership in community.
How does a high school student get to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Conference?
Any junior who meets the academic standards set by Rotary may attend if recommended by a Rotary Club. Rotary Club of York chooses to budget the funds to financially sponsor its 16 Students of the Month annually.
How often does the committee meet?
The Chairman calls one or two meetings a year. Members meet once in the end of the summer to welcome new members, review committee goals and make school district assignments. A second meeting might be called in the spring to review the process for nominating and sponsoring Rotary Students of the Month to attend the Rotary Youth Leaders Conference in June.
Important things to know
- Youth Leadership Committee creates a great connection with Rotary Club of York to 8 high schools/school districts in greater York. Each committee member coordinates one school’s “Students of the Month.”
- Youth Leadership Committee is proud to also recognize a student at Penn State-York and York College of PA for providing leadership on the college campus. While many college students focus on attending school to work toward a future career, Rotary recognizes two students annually for their community leadership on both the campus and off campus.
- Over the past several years, Rotary District 7390 has recognized students sponsored by Rotary Club of York to the Rotary Youth Leaders Conference as OUTSTANDING! One boy and one girl are highlighted at the closing banquet of the conference at Messiah College. Regularly one of those recognized students was sponsored by Rotary Club of York.