In honor and memory of Rory Staunton’s extraordinary life and inspirational passion for leadership and ethics which compelled him at such a young age, youth leadership group Grab the Torch is establishing a $2,000 scholarship in Rory’s name for one high school student to attend the Grab the Torch Camp in Bethel, ME from July 14-19, 2013.
The Rory Staunton scholarship will be awarded for the best essay about the importance of the student’s heritage which the organizers receive. Rory Staunton was an inspirational 12-year old boy who lost his life to the deadly disease sepsis.
Grab the Torch (GTT) is an organization dedicated to the in-‐depth educational experience of leadership, ethics, authenticity and philanthropy. The program is a 5‐day overnight camp experience developed to provide a full immersion introduction to the business and commitment of the non‐profit, foundation, cause-‐related marketing and greater good professional.
Students are initiated by an extraordinary range of speakers and panelists – from community leaders to Fortune 500 CEOs – who share with the students their personal experiences and journeys in the non-profit, philanthropic, corporate and community engagement sectors.
Planned outings, site visits and extracurricular activities throughout the week are purposeful and balanced, combining the magical experience of summer programs with a presentation of the empowerment possible – for those in need and for the students themselves – by giving back, taking action and leading in a responsible and ethical way.
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