Special Announcement

Student Service Above Self Program 

We are in the process of revising our website to reflect SSASP’s on-going
goals and the impacts of COVID-19 and anti-racism activities in our 
community, state, and nation.


We encourage our website visitors to check in regularly to note our
operational adjustments designed for SSASP’s maximum success. 
I welcome your comments.


If I can know anything for sure during these unprecedented times, I know
that SSASP in 2020-2021 will be more valuable and impactful than ever before to everyone involved. 


We have:

  • been deeply moved by the senseless deaths of African-Americans and the calls for concrete,  social justice actions and policies. 

  • been deeply moved by COVId-19 deaths and those trying to prevent them. 

  • experienced the value of positive “connections” demonstrated dramatically across all "dividing lines." 

  • witnessed the importance of leadership and service when faced with issues of physical health, economic health, and social justice here and around the world.

  • been challenged to figure out what to do , individually and collectively, to address inequities. 


This absolutely includes young people. SSASP will continue providing opportunities for students to act on what they are feeling, learning, fearing, and hoping. And as they, along with adults, try to anticipate how the serious issues we face will unfold. SSASP is a vehicle for our future leaders to engage their minds, hearts, energy and voice in “making the world a better place” for everyone.


Rick Studer, SSASP Coordinator. 

rickstuder@columbusrotary.org  614-915-8149