Posted by Heather Kembel on Mar 12, 2019
John Gale, International Service Director, presented the club with an opportunity for a Rotary Global Grant/ Centenary Project.
In brief, it would involve partnering with Pathways to Education to fund a “guidance counselor” to assist students, principally from Kingston's North end, to transition from high school to post secondary education or the job market.  Pathways has already seen a marked improvement in the retention rate with the assistance of a counselor, and this would build on that.  Through District, Foundation, and International partners’ funds we could fund a three year position which could have a far reaching benefit to the community.  In addition to our monetary contribution, there is the opportunity to establish an Interact Club at the new High School, and a Rotaract Club at St. Lawrence College – enlisting the aid of Queen’s Rotaract and the Kingston Club.  There is also the opportunity for members (and past members or Friends of Rotary), to serve as mentors to students who may not have family support.  The full proposal will be posted for members to peruse and consider, and there will be time for questions at our meeting of March 19. 
The full presentation can be accessed by copying the link below into your browser;