Questions & Answers

What is EarlyAct?

EarlyAct is a school wide service club for elementary students from ages 5 to 13. It is sponsored by one of the local Rotary clubs in the town in which the school is located.


Why EarlyAct?

EarlyAct teaches respect, empathy, tolerance, caring, citizenship, compassion, responsibility, leadership, perserverance, friendship and teamwork.


What is the mission of EarlyAct?

The mission of EarlyAct is to promote goodwill, understanding and peace through the active participation of its student members so that with comitted citizenship and effective leadership they may improve the quality of life of their school, local and global communities.


How does and EarlyAct club work?

An EarlyAct club meets twice monthly for approximately thirty minutes. Meetings are conducted by the EarlyAct officers. Officers are selected from the two senior classes of an elementary school. Meetings are conducted using parlimentary procedure under the guidance of attending faculty and Rotarian advisors. Representatives from each class attend the meetings on a rotating basis. Students recognize real life problems, reason effectively and make logical connections as they select and apply appropriate solutions to those problems. Opportunities for service are created and ultimately, students improve the quality of life for their school, as well as local and global communities. All Projects undertaken are chosen and managed by the students facilitated by the educators and Rotarian advisors.


How do you start an Earlyact club?

If a Rotary club has an interest in sponsoring an Earlyact club, it can begin by contacting the appropriate school official, principal, or teacher to explain the program. If a school has interest in initiating an Earlyact club, they can contact their local Rotary club and ask for their sponsorship. Handbooks are available upon request. For more information you can contact:

Rotary District 7510

Edna Stout, Chairperson, Work: (609) 426-8984

Home: (609) 737-1503