About Next Generations

nextgen new symbolWhat is the Next Generations Leadership Conference?

Each year, high school students from across Rotary District 7980 meet their peers at Next Generations to participate in dialogue-based workshops about topics and issues that are important to them. Workshop topics change annually based on student experiences and needs. The diverse backgrounds of the high school participants allows for a variety of perspectives to be shared on the selected topics. By attending Next Generations, students will make connections from across southern Connecticut, gain effective communication skills, and develop valuable understanding abilities that will better them as leaders in their clubs, schools, and communities.

Next Generations 2023 Conference Details

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: West Haven High School, 1 McDonough Plaza, West Haven, CT 06516
Sponsorship Fee: The sponsorship fee is $30.00 per student, paid by the student’s local Rotary club or another sponsoring organization.

Registration and Sponsorship

Participation at Next Generations is restricted to high school students only. The application for sponsorship to attend will open in February 2023. Please check back for more information.

Next Generations Leadership Team

Program Chairpersons

Carrie Malangone (click to contact), Rotary Club of West Haven

Jim O’Brien (click to contact), Rotary Club of West Haven

Student Directors

Shelly Ofer and Jackson Fiore

Selected by Rotary District 7980’s Next Generations Chairpersons and the Student Directors of the previous Next Generations conference. Student Directors plan, execute, and facilitate the student leaders and conference agenda with oversight by the Next Generations Program Chairpersons.

Student Facilitators

Selected by Student Directors and approved by Next Generations Chairpersons. Student Facilitators take part in planning and assisting student directors. They are the direct leaders of the workshops