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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Oak Park, IL

Total Budget: $3,350

Areas of Focus: Peace and conflict prevention/resolution, Basic education and literacy, Economic and community development

Activity Type: Education: General

Summary: Our Club will sponsor a diverse group of high school students to attend District 6450 RYLA in October, 2018

This year we plan to sponsor ten teens to attend the District 6450 RYLA, held October 5 - 8 in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. We are especially excited that our group will comprise our two youth exchange students, Interact members from our own community and (new this year) students from under-resourced areas in Chicago. We believe all the students will benefit from the education, leadership and conflict resolution skills taught and pracxticed at RYLA. Our ability to bring in students from Chicago neighborhoods experiencing extreme violence gives us hope that we might also be addressing "peace and conflict prevention" by helping these students in particular grow into community leaders. By bringing together local, global and Chicago students to this weekend, we believe we are offering a truly "Rotary" experience.

Target Completion Date: 10/31/18

# of Rotarians Participating:

# of Non-Rotarians Benefitting:

Project Contact Person

District: 6450

Rotary Club of: Oak Park-River Forest

Primary Contact: Cathy Yen

Email: cathyyen@aol.com

Project Status

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.

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History Log Entries


by Cathy Yen

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Rachel Ossyra

This project is ongoing and waiting for the preparation of the District Grant application.


by Cathy Yen

We are in the process of identifying RYLA participants and the project is on schedule. We expect to submit funding requests in October.


by Rachel Ossyra

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Cathy Yen

System Entry: Project signed by Cathy Yen.


by Rachel Ossyra

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by David Phelps

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

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