Community Service (libraries, senior centers, tutoring orgs, Boys & Girls Club, etc.)

●       Start a community library where one is not available.

●       Deliver library books to shut ins. (Perhaps partner with Meals on Wheels)

●       Sponsor a reading program targeted for preschool children. For example, “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” national program or Jump into Literacy at River Falls Club.           

●       Celebrate National Library Week, April 5-9, 2021, with a project at your local library.

●       Provide books to children at local food pantries.

●       Sponsor a Summer Reading Competition at your local library or school.

●       Sponsor a StoryWalk

●       Start a campaign in schools to promote reading instead of video games or TV.

●       Provide journals to students to create their own stories.

●       Read to elementary students during Rotary Basic Education and Literacy Month in September and/or Read Across America .

●       Schedule “Rotary Readers” to read with or to their student buddies.


Club Service   

●       Recognize an outstanding teacher or teachers on October 5, World Teacher’s Day and invite school administrators.

●       Have your club’s Literacy Team invite speakers addressing issues in the different areas of literacy: digital, cultural, numerical, civic, as well as reading and writing.

●      Recruit a new member with a literacy classification (perhaps a mathematician).

●      Recognize Students of the Month in the different areas of literacy.

●       Invite local authors to share information about writing.

●       Recognize a community leader who is a “Literacy Champion” “Mathematics Leaders”


Vocational Service

●       Sponsor / implement a financial literacy workshop or series.

●       Create a scholarship for a high school student pursuing a teaching degree.

●       Include career preparation sessions or job shadowing opportunities for STRIVE  or at- risk students

●       Be mentors and/or judges in a math, science , robotics, Lego or technical fair

●       Partner with an organization to establish a literacy center where adults can study and meet tutors.

●       Support a character / civic  literacy project provided by an outside agency, such as Laws of Life,  Junior Achievement, Girl Scouts.


International Service

●       Find an international partner and support their proposed project.  

●       Contribute to an international mini-library, book supplies or equipment project, e.g.

●       Hands Across the Sea , Global Partnership for Education