New Generations

Every year, thousands of talented and dedicated young people, ages 12-30, have an incredible experience in a New Generations program. New Generations refers to the youngest generation in the family of Rotary. Many are participants in Rotary’s youth and young adult programs: Interact (ages 12-18), Rotaract (18-30), Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), and Rotary Youth Exchange. Others are service-minded young people involved in Rotary club and district activities. 

New Generations Service recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities, involvement in community and international service projects, and exchange programs that enrich and foster world peace and cultural understanding.

The Rotary Club of Covington sponsors Interact and Rotaract clubs throughout Newton County as well as sponsors youths to attend RYLA and provides opportunities for youths to travel abroad through the Rotary Youth Exchange.  If you are interested in learning more about involvement, service or sponsorship with The New Generation Program, please email us at NewGenerations.  What would it take to change the World?



August 22, 2012

Rotarian Nicole Fleming meets new Interact Club applicants at Eastside High School. Eastside received over 70 applications for membership into the Interact Club for the 2012-2013 school year. This is a record high according to Interact advisor, Ginger Boyter. Nicole Fleming is the New Generations Chair for the Rotary Club of Covington, which comprises service related initiatives for youths 12-30 years of age.

The school bell rang and this computer lab quickly filled with over 30 hopeful Interact club members for the 2012-2013 school year at Eastside H.S. Another 40 applicants were not able to attend this review meeting, but have committed to serving through Rotary's New Generations program for youths ages 12-18 - The Interact Club. The Interact hopefuls have a goal to Serve More & Learn More!

The ESH Interact club has a robust community service plan for the 2012-2013 school year that includes Service at the Special Olympics

  • Sending letters to soldiers for the holidays  Serving at the Benton House
  • Serving at the Literacy Festival of Covington
  • Helping with the 60-year old Covington Rotary Stocking Stuffer Project during the holidays
  • fundraising Projects
  • Environmental Projects and more……

These young men and women exemplify the future of our society and take pride in service above self. If you would like any information about how youths can become involved with Rotary, feel free to send our New Generations Chair an email at

What would it take to change the world?