September 22, 2014
Charlottetown – International speaker, and co-author of the New York Times Business bestseller Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work, Martin Rutte has teamed-up with the Kiwanis Club to challenge local youth to build a better world. Rutte addressed members of the Charlottetown Key Club, the youth component of Kiwanis, during a presentation at Colonel Gray High School.
Rutte’s call to action resonated with the optimism, energy and creativity of the young audience. “At present, we know how to create Hell on Earth. Why not create its opposite? Why not create Heaven on Earth? And why wait? We can start right now”. He’s discovered that once people reflect on the kind of world they want, and feel free to talk about it, they experience a powerful transformation.
The Kiwanis and Rutte are offering Colonel Gray Key Club members the opportunity to win one of several Heaven on Earth Leadership Awards. During the school year, members will team up on projects that respond to the question, “Here is a magic wand and with it you can create ‘Heaven on Earth’. What is ‘Heaven on Earth’ and what will you do to make it happen?”
Gail Lecky of the Kiwanis Club of Charlottetown is excited to see what the youth members create. “We answered this question at an international event we hosted recently, and it’s a powerful individual and group experience,” notes Lecky.
Up to five $100 prizes will be awarded in the spring to those who best demonstrate leadership through their projects.
This initiative is a natural fit with the mandate for Kiwanis Key Club an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character, and develop leadership. Their vision stamen is, “We are caring and competent servant leaders transforming communities worldwide!”
Martin Rutte is the president of Livelihood a management consulting company with offices in Santa Fe, NM and PEI. He specializes in: strategic visioning for corporations and dialogue facilitation between conflicting parties. Rutte is a long time seasonal resident of PEI.
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