P-2165

Compassionate Leaders Program

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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Hailey, Idaho

Total Budget: $8,832

Area of Focus: Peace and conflict prevention/resolution

Activity Type: Community Development: General

Summary: The Compassionate Leaders Program is a year-long leadership program that trains 30-40 high school students in Blaine County in secular ethics, emotional awareness, and compassion and supports them in implementing service projects.


The Compassionate Leaders Program is a yearlong training that incorporates weekly meetings, a three-day leadership retreat, a monthly film series on ethics and altruism, adult mentoring, and local and international community service projects. During weekly meetings students develop skills in focused attention, empathy, self-care, kindness, and compassion through discussions on ethics and values, meditation practice and collaborative games that strengthen emotional awareness. Throughout the year students read several books including Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World, by the Dalai Lama, Happiness by Matthiue Ricard, The Lost Art of Good Conversation, by Sakyong Mipham, and a selection of articles that critically examine the impact and complexity of "voluntourism" and community service.

At the end of the school year students engage in a weekend retreat that brings together team-building exercises, prolonged periods of self-reflection, and a sweat lodge ceremony.

Along with developing the skills of compassionate leadership students commit to local community service projects. Many of these projects are student initiated and some involve other partnering organizations. In early August students participate in a three day project with The Sawtooth Society, restoring trails in the remote Sawtooth National Recreational Area.

During the year Rotarians will be asked to participate in weekly meetings and engage in group discussions about films in our ethics and altruism film series. As adults committed to "Service Above Self", Rotarians serve as valuable mentors and role models for many of our students.

We are requesting a $8,832 District Matching Grant for program coordination, retreat site rental fees, books, and the ethics and altruism film series. Please see the budget sheet for more details on program expenses.

Project Contact Person

District: 5400

Rotary Club of: Hailey

Primary Contact: Greg Cappel

Email: gregory.cappel@gmail.com

Project Status

Paid
This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Hailey (5400)

18-May-18

$4,416

$4,416

$8,832

Total

$4,416

$4,416

$8,832

Project Supporting Documents


[24-May-18]
CLP Budget

 

Project Photos

History Log Entries

18-May-18

System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.

24-May-18

by Ryan Redman

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

24-May-18

by Ryan Redman

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".

24-May-18

by Ryan Redman

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

30-May-18

by Ryan Redman

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

30-May-18

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by David Doman.

30-May-18

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Greg Cappel.

16-Jul-18

by Ines Crespo

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.

22-Jul-18

by T. J. Adams

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

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