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Capital Region Rotary Seeks Students to Develop Leadership

August 2010

Clifton Park, New York –The international Rotary Club is looking for high school juniors in the Capital Region to participate in the Rotary Youth Leadership Program. The program strives to grow leadership skills in students who have untapped leadership potential.

The program will run from October through April, one Saturday a month. The sessions will be held from 10am to 4pm in locations in Clifton Park and Saratoga. Students accepted into the program will be sponsored by the Rotary Club. The club will pay all fees and will provide lunch and necessary materials for attendees.

Rotary Youth Leadership Program

The program will cover a range of topics including:

  • Fundamentals of leadership
  • Ethics of positive leadership
  • Importance of communication skills in effective leadership
  • Problem-solving and conflict management
  • Rotary's purpose and service to the community
  • Building self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Elements of community and global citizenship
  • AND Communication & Problem Solving Skills

This program will allow the student to hone the newly found set of skills during the duration of their high school careers. They can then put them to use in higher education and in future careers.

Students who wish to apply may fill out a Student Interest Application here. All submissions must be made by a deadline of September 25, 2010.

For more information contact Nick George, the Program Director, at (518) 926-8688 or visit the Rotary International website.

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