The McAdow Miles Team for Rotary Fundraiser has begun! This is our 7th year in raising funds for Madison West Towne-Middleton Rotary Foundation Inc. Our foundation supports our annual projects. Below are four programs that our club supports financially.
RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards). We send 5 students to RYLA each year. RYLA is a 3 day camp at Camp Upham Woods in Wisconsin Dells.
Established as a rotary structured program in 1971, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is Rotary’s leadership training program for young people.
The rotary district 6250 RYLA program is a camp designed to build future leaders and Rotarians who exemplify the Four-Way Test.
Rotary Youth Exchange. The most powerful force in the promotion of international understanding and peace is exposure to different cultures. The world becomes a smaller, friendlier place when we learn that all people — regardless of nationality — desire the same basic things: a safe, comfortable environment that allows for a rich and satisfying life for our children and ourselves. Rotary Youth Exchange provides thousands of young people with the opportunity to meet people from other lands and to experience their cultures. This plants the seeds for a lifetime of international understanding.
Our Club hosts one international high school student each year.
Our Club also sponsors 1-2 outbound American students to study abroad each year.
Wisconsin Academic Decathlon. WIAD is an outstanding non-profit extra-curricular program entering its 32nd season of providing a rigorous curriculum and academic challenges to the public and private high school students of our state. WIAD provides opportunities for students to experience the challenges of a rigorous team and individual competition.
It is designed to:
• develop a greater respect for knowledge
• promote inter-school academic competition
• emphasize the need for increased communication skills
• stimulate intellectual growth and achievement and development of team efforts
High School Scholarships. The goal of this project is to help continue the education of six high school seniors, two students from James Madison Memorial High School, two students from Middleton High School, two students from Edgewood High School, and two students from Wisconsin Heights High School, by awarding each student a $500 or a $1,000 scholarship. Each school’s counselor chooses a senior for the scholarships based on community services, academics, extracurricular activities, regardless whether the student wishes to attend a trade school, a two-year college, or a four-year college.