September is New Generations Month in the World of Rotary.
What is New Generations? The New Generations initiative seeks to involve young people in Rotary service. The Rotary Club of Chambersburg participates in New Generations Month through the Interact Club and RYLA.
Our Rotary Youth Leadership Awards participants - Anthony Gavazzi, Peyton Finkle and Tristan Talhelm -  shown here with RYLA Chairperson Ed Franchi and Assistant Governor Mike Hicks, a past president of our club who serves RYLA as both a camp counselor and  Shelter Box representative.
Leadership is an essential aspect of Rotary—and we offer both clubs and programs to help emerging leaders develop their skills. Through these groups, participants strengthen their leadership skills, serve their communities, increase their world understanding, build friendships, and more.
Interact is a club for youth ages 12-18 who want to connect with others in their community or school. Interact club members have fun while carrying out service projects and learning about the world. Interact clubs organize at least two service projects a year: one that benefits their community and one that encourages international understanding. While Interact clubs receive guidance from individual Rotary clubs, they govern and support themselves.
Follow the CASHS Interact on Facebook and visit Interact’s YouTube channel to see what Interact clubs are doing around the world.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a leadership development program run by Rotary. RYLA participants are nominated by their local Rotary clubs. While participants can be any age, most events focus on secondary school students, university students, or young professionals. RYLA events are typically 3–10 days long and include presentations, activities, and workshops that cover a variety of topics, including:
•Leadership fundamentals and ethics
•Communication skills
•Problem solving and conflict management
•Community and global citizenship