8th Grade students holding their new books

Youth Projects

Projects Serving the Youth of the Greater Long Neck Community

The Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club has a rich tradition of serving the needs of our local community. The Club identifies needs in the community and supports and subsidizes projects designed to meet those needs, concentrating specifically on youth projects:

  • Long Neck Elementary School Dictionary Project – all third graders receive a dictionary.
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  • Rotary Reads with Long Neck Elementary School – all students are given the opportunity to select two free books and a special book project is held twice in the school year for 4th and 5th grades to promote literacy.
  • Oak Orchard Boys and Girls Club Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run Program – boys and girls participate in contests where winners can advance to regional and state competitions.
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  • Oak Orchard Boys and Girls Club Celebrating Youth Program – children who may never have a birthday party are treated to birthday cake, balloons, and gift cards to commemorate their special day.
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  • Rotary Youth Leadership Awards – annually enables 3-6 students to attend a weekend camp where they develop leadership skills.
  • $1,000 “Service Above Self” Youth Scholarships –  $1,000 Scholarships are awarded on a one-time basis to graduating seniors attending Sussex Central or Indian River High Schools.