Youth Leadership & Education

Rotary believes in developing the next generation of leaders. Our programs help younger leaders build leadership skills, expand education and learn the value of service.

WRA Service Leaders
Take action to make a difference in your school and community
Discover new cultures and promote international understanding
Become a leader in your school and community
Have fun and make new friends from around the World
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards & Camp
Rotary Youth Exchange
Study Abroad programs for students
Long or Short-Term options available
Host family opportunities
Where do you want to go? 
4-Way Test Speech Contest
Students from Hudson High School and Western Reserve Academy compete in a multi stage speech contest that offers cash and scholarship prizes! The top students compete at a Rotary Club Meeting and the winning student competes at the District Competition (52 Clubs).
Hudson High School Service Learning
Started in 1998, the Hudson High School Service Learning Program is a model for Ohio's Department of Education.
Service Learning is a unique course that combines the disciplines of Social Studies and English with an application in service to the community. It is through the volunteer work that students receive a "hands on" experience of what the academic component has been focusing on through in-depth research projects and real world experience. The volunteer site experience also gives students the rare opportunity to develop relationships with diverse professionals who further enhance their personal and education development. The course enables students to realize the need for volunteers locally, in neighboring communities and at a state and national level.
  • "Best Service Learning Program" in Ohio in 2009
  • Special Recognition from America's Promise Alliance
  • Certifying Organization for The President's Volunteer Service Award
Troop Sponsor
BSA Troop 321
The Rotary Club of Hudson is the proud sponsor of Boy Scout Troop 321. The Troop celebrated its 100 year anniversary in 2018 and our Club has been a Partner for over 50 years. 
Boy Scout Cabin
The Boy Scouts in Hudson were presented with a distinctive meeting place in 1931 when the Hudson Rotary Club built the Cabin on the southwest quadrant of the Green as the club's earliest service project. 1
Camp Manatoc
Aquatic Center Facilities
The Rotary Club of Hudson is proud to assist the aquatic staff with pool opening Spring cleaning of the facility. In addition, the Hudson Rotary Foundation awarded a grant for the on site AED.
1  Hudson Rotary 75: A History of the Rotary Club of Hudson, OH by Thomas L. Vince