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 a 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 2023:
Saturday, March 25
Notre Dame High School
1 Notre Dame Way
West Haven, CT 06516

Cost: The cost per student is $45 which will be paid by your local Rotary Club. Checks should be made payable to “Rotary District 7980” and mailed to John Coleman, 10 Home St, Trumbull, CT 06611.

Please note the sponsoring Rotary Club in your registration form. If you’re not sure who that is or how to apply to be sponsored please email johncoleman2014@aol.com with the subject “NextGen Sponsor Question”

Participant Registration: Click Here To Register


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.

Click Here to Apply: Facilitator Registration

Conference Chairs (2022-2023)

     John Coleman and Dave Ullman

Student Directors (2022 – 2023):

Shelly Ofer & Jackson Fiore

Dates For Leadership Meetings: Meetings and times are subject to change.

  • December 10
  • January 7
  • February 4
  • March 4
  • Event March 25

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