What is EarlyAct?
EarlyAct is a school-wide service club for elementary students from ages 5 to 13. It is sponsored by a local Rotary clubs in the area in which the school is located. The mission and operation of EarlyAct are closely linked to the ideals of Rotary and provide the foundation and natural succession into Interact, a Rotary program in secondary schools.
EarlyAct provides young students the opportunity to gain an increased awareness and knowledge of their community and the world. Even at a young age, all students can easily be encouraged to be caring and helpful. Their minds are open to recognize the dignity and worth of each individual which builds respect for others.
EarlyAct also engages students in character-building activities and prepares them for leadership roles to identify and carry out projects which benefit their school, local and global communities.
Objectives of EarlyAct
The purpose of EarlyAct is to provide young students with the opportunities to participate in active citizenship in a culturally diverse democratic society within an interdependent world.
EarlyAct: Partners in Character Education address the following objectives:
- The students develop committed citizenship and leadership qualities identifying and taking responsibilities for real life problems within their school, local and global communities.
- The students realize the importance of respect, dignity and caring for all people by promoting good will and understanding through their active participation at school, local and community levels.
- The students develop high student achievement by actively participating in various projects to improve the quality of life for their school, local and global communities. They work with the sponsoring Rotary club members as facilitators, mentors and role models.