Our Youth Services
4-H PROJECT — Rotary members help 4-H youth with their projects.
GOSHEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL — Fifth Grade students leave behind a Legacy Gift each year. The students of the 2015-2016 fifth grade class had the great idea to leave behind a new game for outdoor recess — a Gaga Pit. Gaga Pits are becoming increasingly popular across the country. Basically, it’s an octagon-shaped area surrounded by wood. The players get into the “Pit” and throw a ball at each others’ feet and lower legs. The game resembles dodge ball, except in a confined space. The more activities and options the kids have during recess, the better!
STUDENTS OF THE MONTH AWARDS — Our Club is the proud sponsor of 3-4 monthly awards to Seniors at North Oldham High School and the Arvin Education Center. Recognition of both students and their families take place at a Rotary meeting during school terms. Honorees are also eligible for winning the annual college scholarship from our Club.
AMBASSADORIAL SCHOLARS (now Global Study Grants) — Providing funding for one year, these scholarships help further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries. Our Club continues to sponsor these scholars when possible. For more information go to: http://www.scholars4dev.com/3902/rotary-international-ambassadorial-scholarships/
PEACE FELLOWSHIPS — Each year, Rotary funds some of the world’s most dedicated and brightest young professionals to study at our Rotary Peace Centers to further the advancement of peace, and often then go on to serve as leaders in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations such as the United Nations and World Bank. Our Club has sponsored one Peace Fellow. For more information go to: https://www.rotary.org/en/peace-fellowships
HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS — The PG Rotary Foundation has set up an annual college scholarship to be awarded to one student from a North Oldham High School senior who has been a Student of the Month and who demonstrates those qualities that promote Rotary ideals.
THE ROTARACT CLUB OF GREATER LOUISVILLE — This is a service organization that allows college age and young professionals to network together to address community needs. Rotaract is an international organization affiliated with Rotary International and has chapters around the world. The Rotaract Club of Greater Louisville is sponsored by two other Clubs, along with the Prospect Goshen Rotary Club.
INTERACT — This is a club for youth ages 12-18 who want to connect with others in their community or school. Interact club members have fun while carrying out service projects and learning about the world. The Prospect Goshen Rotary sponsors the Interact Club at Sacred Heart Academy. To learn more go to: http://www.youtube.com/interactofficial
ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS (RYLA) — RYLA is a leadership development program run by Rotary. While participants can be any age, most events focus on secondary school students, university students, or young professionals. PG Rotary sponsors 2-3 high school students in this program each year. To learn more go to: http://www.camp-ryla.org/
$100 SOLUTION — The original brainchild of Prospect-Goshen Rotarians Bernie Strenecky and Bill Sherman, this program provides its participants with $100 and charges them to use it to make a difference in someone’s life. To learn more go to: http://the100dollarsolution.org/
FAMILY SCHOLAR HOUSE (formerly PROJECT WOMEN) — This group is changing lives, families and communities through education with a mission to end the cycle of poverty by giving single-parent students the support they need to earn a four-year college degree. Our Club is an annual sponsor of this worthwhile cause. To learn more go to: http://www.familyscholarhouse.org/
UNSUNG HEROES — Local high school students don’t have to be a star athlete to be honored for the work they do. The PG Rotary helps provide a $500 savings bond to a student from the local TAPP School in Louisville each year based on their community volunteer work.
SAILING ON THE EDGE — Our Club sponsored three seniors from North Oldham High to work on a clean water project in Costa Rica. Part of their fundraising included sailing a boat on the Ohio with sponsorships helping pay for this worthwhile trip.
ROTARY SPEECH CONTEST — Contestants from area high schools have an annual opportunity to enter the District 6710 Speech Contest for cash prizes. Our club has always been a huge sponsor for this contest – we even had 15 contestants one year!