RCSL Supports Scholarships for East Valley Women

Positive Paths Board Chair, Dr. Maria Hesse, receives a $4,000 check from RCSL Club President Jon Lyons.

Dr. Honora Norton, RCSL Public Image Chair

The Rotary Club of Sun Lakes (RCSL) has chosen to support Positive Paths, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving women and their families in the East Valley of Phoenix. Positive Paths is dedicated to advocating for and supporting the economic stability and empowerment of women. Positive Paths is led by a group of forward-thinking East Valley leaders committed to encouraging others to invest in the futures of East Valley women in need, and to support women to be resilient and positive contributors to their communities.

When presenting a $4,000 check to Positive Paths’ Board Chair Dr. Maria Hesse, RCSL Club President Jon Lyons shared the belief that empowering women to be key change agents is an essential element to achieving a world that works for everyone. In fact, studies show that when women are supported and empowered, all of society benefits—families are healthier, more children complete elementary and high school and go on to trade school or college, productivity improves, and incomes increase. In short, communities are strengthened.

The RCSL money has been directed towards advanced education scholarships that will help women strengthen their family’s well being and economic security. To learn more about Positive Paths, see www.positivepathsaz.org.

RCSL meets regularly to get to know each other and form friendships, and through that, RCSL gets things done in the East Valley and far beyond. See www.sunlakesrotary.com for more information.