District 7190 Rotarians will host a “Peace Summit for Youth” in Mechanicville on Sunday, November 12.
For more than 110 years, Rotary members have been addressing challenges around the world and acting as ambassadors for peace. In today’s global climate, our youth are anxious about international relations, terrorism, America’s position in the world, their personal futurea, and how they fit in.
The “Peace Summit for Youth” will provide a forum to express their concerns and work collaboratively to consider pathways to peace –- peace in their schools, on their streets, and in the world.
The event, organized using the World Café Model, will encourage our youth to explore deeper thought and awareness regarding the issues affecting peace worldwide. The objective is to create an environment in which the youth generate all the content and develop the relevant outcomes for the day.
Our keynote speaker will be Anne Kjaer Riechert, a Rotary Peace Scholar from Germany who is the owner and managing director of an IT training school for Syrian refuges in Berlin.
The summit is open to high school students throughout the Greater Capital Region, including our nine Interact clubs, Youth Exchange, and Rotary Youth Leadership. Then effort will reach into every high school in our community where there is a Rotary club. This not only provides students the ability to participate through Rotary sponsorship, it also affords a learning opportunity about Rotary.
Funds are being raised and volunteers are being recruited. If you are interested in knowing more, please contact District Governor Fred Daniels via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.