To assist youth of all ages within the local and wider community in creative and monetary manner.
To encourage and support youth in becoming active in community opportunities to enhance their personal wellbeing and citizenship values.
Two major education projects of the Rotary Club of Sorrento are:
1. Rotary Club of Sorrento Annual Scholarship Awards
The Rotary Club of Sorrento annually award scholarships and prizes to one year 6 student at Sorrento Primary School and one year 6 student at St Joseph’s School, Sorrento. These scholarships, decided through an interview process by members of the Rotary club, are given to the promising students to assist with their secondary school education costs. The Club also provides three other monetary awards for year 6 students from both schools, to contribute towards uniform or books for their secondary school education.
This association with the two schools is recognised as significant by the members of the club as part of the ongoing relationship with the schools and local community involvement.
2. The Caroline Chisholm Education Foundation
The Rotary Club of Sorrento supports an initiative called Southern Peninsula Connect (SMP). The program recognises the high number of long term unemployed and adult learners who are unable to gain vocational education and who live in the Mornington Peninsula region.
Currently we assist six young adults to gain secondary and further education through the SMP.
3. Rosebud Secondary College
An established scholarship program, funded for four students valued at $500 each, is offered yearly. The scholarships are allocated to a student from Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, and Year 11.
4. Dromana Secondary College:
An established scholarship funded for four students valued at $500 each is offered yearly. The scholarships are allocated to a student from from Year 8, Year 9, Year 10 and Year 11. The focus for each award at Dromana SC is for students who are beginning or continuing their subject choices in STEAM subjects. ( Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture, Maths).
NB All scholarship money for each awardee, both at Primary and Secondary levels is paid directly to the student’s account at the school they attend to assist educational expenses for the following year.