This committee develops and implements projects and programs which directly aid young people or stimulate the community‚Äôs appreciation of their worth and potential.  Committee projects include:


  • Character Education;
  • Thesmacher High School Recognition Day/New Generations Conference;
  • Cub Scout Pack for youth-at-risk;
  • College Now Greater Cleveland 
  • and R.Y.L.A. (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards). 

Project YESS (Youth Empowered to Succeed through Sailing) is a subcommittee of this committee and the legacy project of the 2010 Cleveland Tall Ships Festival.  The Project YESS program provides an educational adventure during which youth will develop character, leadership, and relevant life-skills that can be transitioned to careers within and outside of the maritime industry.