Next Generations → About

nextgen new symbolWhat is  the Next Generations Leadership Conference?

Each year, high school students from all across the district meet their peers, in order to have dialogue about topics and issues that are important to them. The diverse backgrounds of students provide participants with a variety of perspectives on the topics.  The workshops, open to all high school students, change annually based on student experiences and needs. By attending Next Generations, participants will not only connect with other students in the Rotary District, but will also gain effective communication skills and valuable understanding abilities that will better them as leaders in their clubs, schools, and communities.

Next Generations Conference for 2018:

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

9:00am – 5:00pm

Check in / Registration: Begins at 8:45am

Location: Notre Dame-West Haven High School, 1 Notre Dame Way, West Haven, CT 06516

Cost – $45 

Checks should be made payable to The Rotary Foundation District 7980. (Please have clubs include name and “NG Participant” on the memo line. Checks should be brought the day of the conference.)

Applications available HERE !  The Application is due February 10, 2018


Attention Rotarians & Parents/ Guardians:

There will be a special session for Rotarians beginning at 4:20pm and Parents beginning at 4:45pm on the conference date.  In this session, you will learn about what students participated in and the purpose of our conference.

Leadership Positions

Student Directors: Selected by Rotary’s Next Generations Chairs & the previous conference’s Student Directors; Plan, execute, and facilitate the leaders and conference agenda and are overseen by the Next Generations Chairs.

Student Facilitators: Selected by Student Directors and approved by Next Generations Chairs; Take part in planning and assisting student directors.  They are the direct leaders of the workshops.

Conference Chairs (2017 – 2018):

      Carly Wolfe (Chair)     Kristen Foster: (Co-Chair )   Dylan Molster:  (Co-Chair)     Dave Ullman (Rotarian Liaison)

Student Directors (2017 – 2018):

Joseph Coss     Joyce Lin    Indira Greif

Tentative Dates For Leadership Meetings: Meetings and times are subject to change based upon venue ability.

  • January 6th: TBD
  • February 3rd: TBD
  • March 2nd: Overnight