We support programs for Young People
Rotary Clubs all around the world support the younger generations in many ways and the Rotary Club of Mount Martha in particular has been involved in many such projects including:
Mornington Park Primary School:- Funds are provided to support the provision of breakfast and lunches for children arriving at school without having eaten to ensure they are capable of learning.
Projects have also been undertaken to improve the grounds around the school and maintenance of some of the .external structures and furniture. Students have been encouraged to assist with planting programs.
Citizenship Award (Mornington Secondary College.)
Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment , 2 students The Rotary Youth Program is a three day seminar for participants aged between 14 and 17 years of age. The programs cover the following range of topics: Communication, Tolerance, Drugs and alcohol, Police, the Law and You, Physical Fitness,
Job Seeking and Social Skills .
National Youth Science Forum:- Each year we assist one or two outstanding Year 10/11 science students from the Mt Martha local area attend the National Youth Science Forum in Canberra or Perth. Here the students are connected to and inspired by world renowned scientists, their research and projects and their contribution to global research. It provides a wonderful opportunity for exceptional students to see the possibilities in their chosen field.
Mornington secondary College Chaplaincy:- The majority of school chaplains are employed by Access an inter-church group , accredited by the state government which has been operating in Victoria for over 50 years . Chaplains are highly qualified . They must have a minimum graduate training in two of the following Teaching Theology and Counseling. Most Chaplains in our Peninsula Secondary schools have informal counseling sessions with 40 - 60 children per month..Friendship and counseling in the context of school pressures, home conflict, grief situations and bullying are increasingly common. Approximately 30% of funding comes from Federal and State governments. The rest is raised by local community groups churches and business.
Mornington Secondary College Breakfasts:- Funds are provided to assist with the provision of breakfasts for students who arrive at school without having had breakfast prior.
Model United Nations Assembly (2 students) This program is all about building bridges of goodwill for world peace and understanding in the minds of our youth. The program simulates the workings of the U.N. Assembly by having teams of two or three senior students represent a particular U.N. country in debates on matters of world political and social concern.
Primary School Art Exhibition - promoted within 4 local Primary Schools and displayed at Bentons Square Shopping Centre each year
Cardio- Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) lessons in Secondary Schools:- funds are provided and arrangement made for Lifesaving Australia to undertake the training.
School leavers job interview rehearsals:- For the benefit of students completing their studies and preparing to enter the workforce. These rehearsals maybe conducted by Rotary members with cooperation of the teachers and staff. These rehearsals take the form of an interview, assessment and a review with students to acquaint them with the skills , strategies and pitfalls in conducting themselves in a real job interview.
Santa Teresa Mission School - East MacDonell Ranges NT Follow the link for more info..... Santa Teresa Indigenous Mission School
Annual volunteers day to assist with the maintenance program inpreparation of summer camps for Children
Rotary Shine Awards (girls) , Rotary Strength (boys), Shine and Strength are personal growth & self-esteem programs designed for young women and young men in early secondary education. The programs communicate and demonstrate the values that every young person is somebody, has a purpose, is significant and full of potential. They are already somebody and this is emphasized in the sessions.
Through team games, activities and discussions each young person will have the opportunity to gain knowledge and develop awareness of how they have purpose. That they are made with a blueprint for their life, which is already inbuilt, we are who we are, and nothing that happens can change that. Being true to what is inside of you should be your driving force.
Students from a previous Model United Nations Assembly program
Previous Model United Nations Assembly Students
Primary School Art Show displayed at Bentons Square Shopping Centre