Andover Rotary Youth Programs

The Rotary Club of Andover: Empowering Youth Through Education and Community Service

The Rotary Club of Andover’s youth programs are designed to empower and inspire young people through education, community service, and leadership development. By investing in these initiatives, the Rotary Club helps cultivate a new generation of thoughtful, engaged, and socially responsible leaders. The community’s support and participation are crucial in sustaining these valuable programs, ensuring a bright future for the youth of Andover.

The Rotary Club of Andover is committed to fostering the development and success of our youth through a variety of impactful programs. By engaging students in community service, literacy initiatives, and leadership development, the Rotary Club helps shape well-rounded and socially responsible young individuals. Key components of the youth program include the Interact Club at Andover High School and the Rotary Readers initiative at West Elementary School.

Credit for Life at Andover High School
Nine Rotarians participated in this program, offering high school students a simulation of real-life financial responsibilities. This hands-on experience teaches essential life skills, preparing students for financial independence and responsibility.

Key Programs

In a world where the future belongs to the youth, the Andover Rotary Club embraces the power of young minds, fostering leadership, education, and community service. Join us as we dive into the inspiring youth activities of the Andover Rotary Club.

Partnership with the Interact Club  

Through fundraisers, community service projects, and leadership development programs, the Interact Club at Andover High School empowers students to become agents of change. Their initiatives provide hands-on experience in project management and community service, instilling a sense of responsibility and civic engagement in students.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, or RYLA. provides a unique opportunity for young leaders to enhance their personal and leadership skills. Participants engage in team-building activities, workshops, and thought-provoking discussions, preparing them to tackle challenges and create positive change in their communities. RYLA is designed to develop young leaders who are ready to make a difference locally and globally.

Promoting Education and Literacy

The Andover Rotary Club believes in the power of education and literacy.    As many as 20 volunteers dedicate their time to monthly reading at West Elementary School, inspiring young minds and fostering a love for learning. Through storytelling and mentorship, we aim to empower the next generation to reach their full potential. By engaging with students in the
     Rotary Reader program, our members help to build foundational skills that are critical for academic success and lifelong learning.

Supporting A Better Chance (ABC) of Andover

The Andover Rotary Club proudly supports the ABC program, A Better Chance of Andover. This program focuses on providing educational opportunities to academically talented students from underrepresented backgrounds. Through contributions and support, the Andover Rotary Club helps these students realize their potential and pursue their dreams. By breaking down barriers to education, the club plays a vital role in creating a more equitable and inclusive  high school community in Andover.
Higher Education Scholarships
The Rotary Club provides scholarships for up to three Andover youth to pursue higher education. Recipients can pursue careers in fields such as medicine, engineering, education, business, and public service. Scholarships cover essential expenses such as textbooks, lab fees, and educational materials. This financial support not only reduces stress but also allows students to focus more on their studies and extracurricular activities, thereby enhancing their academic performance and career readiness and encouraging students to strive for excellence and reach their full potential.
Nature, History and Culture

The Rotary Club of Andover supports the Andover Center for History and Culture's nature and Indigenous history project.  The Center's new curriculum includes research at the Retelle Reservation in conjunction with the Town of Andover and Andover Village Improvement Society -AVIS. As the program evolves the curriculum approach is to provide multiple entry points into the Native American topic based on age, interest level, and desire to learn.

At the 4th-grade elementary school level the Center will be presenting Native American history and undertaking an archaeology floor activity at all five of the town's elementary schools. 

Buddy Bench
Buddy Bench for Andover High School
Engaging the Rotary District and the Interact Club, the Buddy Bench initiative promotes inclusion and friendship at Andover High School. This simple yet impactful project encourages students to connect with one another, fostering a supportive school environment.


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