What's Happening in our Club?
Do you know a senior student at Eden Prairie High School who has gone “above and beyond” in overcoming adversity, inspiring others, working behind the scenes to do great things, or being a role model for integrity?
Then consider nominating that student for an Above & Beyond Award from the Eden Prairie Schools and the Eden Prairie (A.M.) Rotary Club. Nominations can be made by EPHS staff or community members and are due at 3 p.m. on Mon. Mar. 20. Click here for nomination form.
Each year the school district and the A.M. Rotary club spotlight outstanding senior students who are not recognized in traditional ways – with athletic or academic awards, for example. These are students whose outstanding works are often done quietly, off the stage. The school district and Rotary Club want their stories to be told and honored at the Above and Beyond Awards Dinner scheduled for Tues., April 25.
Ethan Aronson, Treehouse
Shining Light in the Darkness for At-Risk Teens
Can you be a safe harbor and/or a lighthouse for the youth in your neighborhood who are being swept under the rug or are falling through the cracks? TreeHouse has been serving these teens for over 30 years. Their growing Partner Network is able to train, equip, and license you to reach and walk with these hurting youth as they discover Living Hope and Life Transformation.
Posted by Mike Kraines
MATT BRATON, ERIC FIENLESS AND SAM RULOND: UPDATE FROM OUR LOCAL BOY SCOUTS
Scout leaders and Eagle Scout Sam with Troop 479 shared with us the difference Scouts are making in our community. 2016 was a big year! There are seven Eagle Scouts in the troop, a record for a calendar year, as well as a new Scout Master and Chairperson. Community service this past year included cleaning the grounds at the Fort Snelling Cemetery, senior citizen yard cleanup, and bell ringing for the Salvation Army. Eagle Scout projects include laying pavers at the St. Francis Shrine, a bee habitat and its ongoing maintenance, an outdoor classroom white board and activity tables, and a walking path at St. Andrew’s Church. Scouts have fun too!
Posted by Roger Jorgensen
CHRISTINE ERICKSON: SEX TRAFFICKING IN OUR BACK YARDS
Christine is the Director of Children-at-Risk Ministries at Grace Church. She is an Eden Prairie native. Christine graduated from Eden Prairie High School and the Carlson School of Business. Upon graduation, she went to Bosnia to work with refugees and met her husband Jim. They moved to Chanhassen in 1999. They have four children. In 2009, Christine became aware of human trafficking in working with Breaking Free. Modern day slavery: there are more slaves today then ever before. Human trafficking is a world wide problem. Child trafficking is children under the age of 18. We are blessed to have great laws in Minnesota that treat this problem seriously. We have been supported by Senator Klobuchar and Congressman Paulsen on these issues. 20.9 million to 35 million are victims of labor and sex trafficking. About 55% are women. Two million are children.
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