Education and Leadership

Rotary Interact

Rotary Interact, eligible to high school students, is a youth service organization in the Sturgeon Bay area that is a part of Rotary International, a global service organization for working professionals. Rotaract means "Rotary in actionand is sponsored by local Rotary clubs. Rotary Interact focuses on the development of young adults as leaders in their communities and promotes "service above self". Their efforts focus on addressing community needs while promoting international understanding and peace through a framework of friendship and service. 

To learn more: contact the Sturgeon Bay Youth Director at 920.743.4949. 

Youth in Government

The purpose of the program is to bring the workings of state government alive to students. It creates an opportunity for students to discuss current state issues with state administrators, elected officials and students from high schools and other YMCA's throughout the state. Students in grades 7 - 12 are eligible to participate.

Each conference is led by teens who are elected to office by their fellow delegates. Each state provides facilities and volunteers from various state departments who act as resources for the students while they debate the issues. The volunteers help guide the students through mock committee meetings. Students debate and vote on the bills that their fellow delegates have written and presented. Bills that pass in committee are then taken to the floor of the Assembly or Senate for full debate and vote. 

To learn more: contact the Sturgeon Bay Youth Director at 920.743.4949 or Northern Door Youth Director at 920.868.3660.