Join PWR as we team up with the American River Parkway Foundation for the Fall Great American River Cleanup! PWR will be managing the cleanup activities at the Watt Avenue American River Access Point, located 8690 La Riviera Drive in Sacramento from 9am to Noon. The...
Our club is committed to the continuous improvement of our local community. From working withschools to improve student’s experience and academic success to our work with the local B-Streettheatre’s Educational Programs our members are out serving and bettering our community.
Point West Rotary Supports Local Schools
Partners in Leadership Program
Point West Rotary has been presenting its Partners in Leadership program with Encina High School students annually since 2011. It is a day- long off-campus conference which introduces students to important life concepts. Each year about 30 students are identified and recommended by Encina’s teachers, counselors and principals, and a like number of PWR members volunteer and are paired with the students for 1:1 conversations during various parts of the program.
After providing each student with a t-shirt and breakfast, the conference begins with a speaker(s) who presents various thought-provoking topics such as ethics, values and decision-making (which typically include the iconic Rotary Four-Way Test). That is followed by exercises which challenge the mind and values of each participant, and lunch is provided. At the end of the day, the students present a skit which illustrates key concepts covered during the day, including ethical dilemmas and decision-making, as leaders.
The concepts covered at the conference are reinforced in the months following via monthly Roundtable meetings at the school, with PWR members again facilitating and acting as mentors. At these Roundtable meetings, students review and have the opportunity to practice skills learned at the conference. Topics include public speaking, review of values and ethics, difficult choices, being an effective role model for others, taking responsibility, and trusting themselves. There is also a session on resume writing and tips for being effective in a college/job interview.
Most of the conference participants graduate from high school, and many go on to college and/or take jobs to help their families after completing high school. To date, over 350 students have participated in the program.
Partners in Leadership has become PWR’s “signature youth program.”
Club membership varies greatly. Clubs can be single gender or mixed, large or small. They can draw from the student body of a single school or from two or more schools in the same community.
Each year, Interact clubs complete at least two community service projects, one of which furthers international understanding and goodwill. Through these efforts, Interactors develop a network of friendships with local and overseas clubs and learn the importance of
- Developing leadership skills and personal integrity
- Demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others
- Understanding the value of individual responsibility and hard work
- Advancing international understanding and goodwill
As one of the most significant and fastest-growing programs of Rotary service, with more than 13,500 clubs in over 100 countries and geographical areas, Interact has become a worldwide phenomenon. Over 310,000 young people are involved in Interact.
For more information about Interact clubs supported by Point West Rotary, contact PWR Interact Chair Don Rodes at email@example.com.
Rotary Youth Leadership (RYLA)
High School Juniors and Seniors and Tomorrow’s Leaders
Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE)
Rotary Youth Exchange builds peace one young person at a time
Rotary Youth Exchange is a program through Rotary International, which includes 1.2 million business and professional leaders in more than 33,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. The members of these autonomous clubs, Rotarians, volunteer their time and talents to serve their local communities and the world. Approximately 100 Rotary clubs worldwide participate in Rotary Youth Exchange with the goal of bringing peace to the world one young person at a time through exchange.
Rotary and our District value diversity and celebrate the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity and are committed to inclusion and diversity. We celebrate multiple approaches and points of view, as we want to build a culture where difference is valued.