Our District Governor has issued a challenge for all District clubs that has the potential to have a major positive impact on the quality of education in Southern Arizona and benefit children and families across our District.  We know from major research studies that for every $1 spent on Early Childhood Development, the community receives a $16 return in reduced poverty, school dropout reduction and community economic development.
  The Challenge has 2 components:
  • Each District club will participate in at least one Early Childhood Development Literacy project.                                                                  
  • Clubs may choose their own area of focus based on club interest and school needs.
  • In addition, every club will participate in a District or Global Grant focused on ECD Literacy. 
  • Clubs may be a grant sponsor/applicant or a funding partner.  Funding partners may participate at any financial level that is affordable for the club.
  • The District will provide technical support and project samples.
For additional information, contact one of the following: 
District Governor Joe Hentges (; Bob White, District grants (; or (, Global grants .