Rotary International has a High School Youth Exchange Program that sponsors high school juniors and seniors to study abroad for one school year. The 61 Rotary Clubs in Colorado’s Rotary District 5450 (north-central Colorado) sponsored 17 inbound students from around the world this school year and are hosted by Rotary families as well as others in their respective communities.
As part of their introduction to Colorado and its amazing outdoor wonders, the students are offed an opportunity hike to a peak along the Continental Divide.
Early in September, students, host family members and Rotary volunteers gathered at the top of Loveland Pass to hike along the 1.52 mile west side trail that leads to what is locally known as Rotary Peak, 12,479’. The day was perfect and the students had a wonderful time getting to know one another. They especially loved displaying their country’s flags at the summit. These bright young men and women from almost every continent are remarkable examples of Rotary in action through promoting world peace through understanding.