Youth Services Director Alycia Moore introduced three of the five students the club sponsored to SLAPSHOT and RYLA youth leadership programs (Emma Louth-RYLA and Mackenzie Peirce-SLAPSHOT were unable to attend this morning's meeting).
Sahil Sawnani and Seye Oduyale both 4th year biochemistry students at McMaster University and co-presidents of the McMaster Rotaract Club attended the week long RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) program in Fredonia NY. They both spoke so highly of the program, the friends they made, and the things they learned about leadership, trust and themselves and how RYLA was now a new defining moment in their lives. Both young men are planning to be doctors.
Abbey Lewis a grade 10 student at Dundas Valley Secondary School attended SLAPSHOT a three day leadership session held at Canterbury Hills in Ancaster ON. Through ice breakers, ropes courses, karaoke, personality quizzes and other leadership activities she learned about her leadership style and the many programs that Rotary sponsors world wide; and, she did this while building new friendships and having an amazing experience.
The Dundas Valley Sunrise Rotary Club is a strong supporter of youth, with RYLA and SLAPSHOT being just two leadership programs and school awards that Youth Service Director Alycia promoted.