Rotary Youth Exchange
Each year the Rotary Club of Chambersburg sponsors a Youth Exchange Student to come to Chambersburg, live with local families, and attend CASHS. We coordinate three host families for the student to live with, giving the student a broader experience, and provide financial support for some living expenses. This year we will host a student from Japan.
The Rotary Club of Chambersburg sponsors an Interact Club at the high school. The club gives members the opportunity to participate in fun and meaningful service projects. Members develop leadership skills, develop international understanding, and put into practice Rotary’s motto of ‘Service Above Self.’
Annual Dictionary Project
Chambersburg Rotary provides a dictionary for every third grade student in the Chambersburg Area School District. Members deliver the books to each school and help the students learn to use them. Inevitably we hear from some students that it’s the first book of their very own.
Annual Dr. Seuss “Read Across America”
Based on what we’ve heard from third graders receiving a dictionary, last year we began buying every kindergartener in the Chambersburg Area School District a Dr. Seuss book. During the week of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, Rotarians and Interact students go to every kindergarten class and read the selected Dr. Seuss book to the kids, then give each student one of their very own.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
Our club hosts two or three CASHS students to attend our district’s week-long Rotary Youth Leadership Awards where they learn problem-solving and leadership skills. It is held on the campus of Juniata College where the students and counselors sleep in the college dorms. At RYLA, students develop leadership and problem-solving skills while experiencing Rotary’s values of service, high ethical standards, and peace.
Each year, the Rotary Club of Chambersburg helps to sponsor the high school’s girls’ soccer and boys’ football banquets. We believe that students who work hard and achieve should be recognized for it.
The Rotary Club gives an annual scholarship to a graduating senior who has demonstrated a commitment to our ‘Service Above Self’ motto during their high school career