White Cloud High School students Alexander Clark and Layna Yeiter were selected to attend Rotary District 6290’s Annual Life Leadership Conference to be held in June at the Kettunen Center in Tustin, Michigan. District 6290 conducts the prestigious Life Leadership Conference each year for outstanding student leaders. It is a powerful experience for all who attend. Beginning in 1949, it is the longest continually running Rotary Youth Leadership Awards program in the Rotary world.
Designed to help students expand their roles in service to their schools and communities, this conference attracts 150 student leaders from over 50 communities in Michigan and Canada. Conferees also include Youth Exchange students from other countries and leaders from Rotary (High School) Interact Clubs.
The agenda includes motivational and thought-provoking speakers, learning simulations, group projects, physical activities, and discussions focused on the elements of leadership and understanding leadership styles. Guest speakers focus on the Rotary Motto of “Service Above Self” and how students can make a positive difference wherever they lead. Discussion groups explore the intellectual, ethical and emotional aspects of leadership. International students who attend lend a global perspective on issues.
Upon return students report back to their sponsoring Rotary Club, and are mentored by sponsoring Rotary Clubs through their school and community leadership efforts.
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 34,000 Rotary Clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels; from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world.
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