Every year SDSU Rotaract chooses two beneficiaries, one local and one international non-profit organization, to support with our "fines," a fun way to fundraise by recognizing our members' achievements.
SanD/ Stone Initiative
For the second year SDSU Rotaract has chosen SanD/Stone Initiative as our international beneficiary. Founded by Chase Whittaker, a fellow SDSU student, after studying abroad, SanD/Stone Initiative's mission is to eliminate the barriers to education faced by countless children in Zambia by sponsoring teacher certifications, student tuitions, school supplies, transportation, and volunteer programs.
Advanced Via Individual Determination (AVID)
For our 2018-2019 local beneficiary SDSU Rotaract chose AVID. AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a nonprofit that changes lives by helping schools shift to a more equitable, student-centered approach. We train 70,000 educators annually to close the opportunity gap, so they can prepare all students for college, careers, and life.