Since its beginning, The Rotary Club of Cherokee County has made serving the youth of Cherokee County one of its primary goals. It may seem cliché to say the “Youth are our future”, but it’s true. Our club serves the community youth by supporting education, recreation, and participation in Rotary. The Books To Home Program, Rocking Readers, and even gardening activities at Hasty Elementary School are examples of this avenue of the club’s service. Not only is Hasty an elementary school, but it is largely bi-cultural with over 60% of its students being Hispanic. For this reason, the Books To Home program has included Spanish/English Dictionaries to all students at selected grade levels.
The Club has recently sponsored a Rotary Interact Club at River Ridge High School. Introducing this group of young men and women to Rotary’s values and organization will indeed contribute to the future of Rotary and to our community. We look forward to involving these Interact Students in our programs and activities, as we did in the recent “Turkey Shoot.”