2020-2021 CHAIR: MARK WATERSON
The Adopt A School Committee has been formed to work with Students, Staff and Principals of three elementary schools in Pasadena-Altadena area. Our mission is to assist the schools in encouraging their students to participate in activities that foster Rotary ideals of "Service above Self" and "Four Way Test".
This is achieved by Rotarians serving as volunteers or providing funds for certain school activities. Specifically Rotarians;
- Speak to students about their professions
- Serve as volunteers for "Read Across America"
- Encourage students to participate in voluntary services. Students who participate are awarded new pairs of shoes "Happy Feet" and a Rotary certificate of "Service Above Self"
- Offer teachers a chance to obtain "Rotary Mini-Grants" from our club budget for imaginative teaching programs not supported by their school.
Provide volunteers and/or funds for upgrading school facilities like play ground or work space in cooperation with "Done In A Day" Committee.