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Youth service is one of Rotary's five areas of service. The Rotary Club of Edina is involved in many activities and programs to to connect, mentor, and assist the community's youth, including:
Andy & Elmer's Apple Dumpling Adventure Literacy Program:  this program was developed by the Rotary Club of Fairborn, Ohio and TokoBooks. It is centered around a children’s picture book designed to promote the “Four-Way Test.” It has been adopted as an annual literacy project by many clubs throughout the United States. This past school year, Edina Rotarians read and gave copies of the paperback book to all third-graders at four elementary schools in the Edina School District. Rotarians also served freshly baked apple dumplings, baked on site with support from school district kitchen staff.
Committee Chair: Jennifer Bennerotte
Camp Enterprise:  An extensive three-day camp offering students the opportunity to participate in leadership activities focusing on the Free Enterprise System. This project is spearheaded jointly by the Edina Morningside Rotary Club (EMRC) and the Rotary Club of Edina. Camp Enterprise will be held Nov. 7-9, 2019. For more information, please visit or contact
Committee Chair: Stefan Smith
Interact Club of Edina:  A service club for young people ages 12 to 18 was chartered at Edina High School in 2015. The Interact Club of Edina is co-sponsored by the Rotary Club of Edina and EMRC.
Committee Chair: Scott Blake
Leadership Ethics Seminar: A one-day seminar in the fall for Edina High School students focused on ethics, started by longtime Rotary Club of Edina member Jerry Potter.
Committee Chair: Sutton McGraw
Rotaract Club of Edina:  A service club for young professionals ages 18 to 30 was chartered in 2019. The Rotaract Club of Edina is co-sponsored by the Rotary Club of Edina and EMRC.
Committee Chair: Scott Hawkins
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) - A training program for young people that emphasizes leadership, citizenship and personal growth, held each spring.
Committee Chair: André Brewer
Scholarships to Edina High School Students - Each year, our club donates funds to two deserving students from Edina High School.
Committee Chair: Jennifer Bennerotte
Student Guests - During the school year, high school students are invited monthly to attend a club meeting to introduce themselves and tell Rotarians a little bit about themselves and their plans for the future.
Committee Chair: Steve Buettner
Youth Exchange - A study-abroad opportunity for young people who spend anywhere from a few weeks to a full year as an international student. Our club along with EMRC hosts incoming exchange students and sends students from Edina ages 15-19 to other parts of the world. 
Committee Chairs: Terry Stevens and Heather Hansen
For more information on our youth programs, or to volunteer, please contact Youth Service Director David Aase,