Rotaract Long Beach Announces Beach Cleanup With Inner City Children
2011-05-16 · By Editor
Rotaract Long Beach, a newly chartered community-service organization for young professionals, was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from Pepsi as part of the nation-wide Pepsi Refresh Project, an initiative by PepsiCo to award $20 million in grants to individuals, businesses and non-profits that promote a new idea that has a positive impact on their community, state or the nation. Through a partnership with Justin Rudd’s Community Action Team (C.A.T.), Rotaract Long Beach will subsidize transportation and take over one-hundred children from inner city Long Beach to the Belmont Shores beach (1 Granada Ave) on Saturday, May 21st at 10 A.M.
“Rotaract Long Beach strives to develop the future leaders of tomorrow, and there is no better way to do this than to educate the youth of Long Beach,” says Ege Ersoz, President of Rotaract Long Beach. “Long Beach has over 163,000 households out of which 35% have children under the age of 18. We wanted to engage the youth in such a way that will leave a lasting impact on future generations.”
Long Beach is a major industrial port, ranking second in the United States and tenth in the world. Rotaract Long Beach realized a thriving port economy isn’t possible without maintaining the vitality and longevity of its local beaches. Rotaract and C.A.T.’s event will enable under-privileged Long-Beach youth experience a full day of of marine-focused educational seminars, a hands-on beach cleanup, and fun-time on the Belmont Shores beach.
Rotaract Club of Long Beach, provides the best opportunities for networking, professional development and community engagement. It is a chapter of the larger international organization Rotaract, which operates as a major program of Rotary International.