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EARLYACT FIRSTKNIGHT®

A Division of The Randall Parr Organization, Inc.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does EAFK look like? After faculty and Rotarian sponsors are trained, EAFK easily integrates into any school program with a spectacular annual kickoff event, a ten-minute daily online curriculum, six knighting ceremonies per year, and a Rotarian-supervised student service club. Watch the video to get an overview.

Why does EAFK have a cost? EAFK has a cost because it is a proprietary enterprise of an independent organization that has employees and operating expenses. The price of EAFK to clients breaks down to approximately $7-$13 per student, per year, which is minor when compared to other character

What character traits are taught to schoolchildren through EAFK?

At the elementary school level, we teach Compassion, Confidence, Citizenship, Discipline, Honesty, Friendliness, Perseverance, Respect, Responsibility, Service, Tolerance, and Trustworthiness.

At the middle school level, we teach Courage, Defense, Faith, Franchise, Humility, Justice, Largesse, Loyalty, Nobility and Prowess.

What are the roles and responsibilities of Rotarians, Schools, and Knights of The Guild in an EAFK program?

- Rotarians are to support EAFK at their chosen campuses; help set up and facilitate a student service club on campus; participate in all EAFK events and knighting ceremonies; attend and provide guidance at bimonthly, 30-minute student service club meetings; stay in contact with their school and EAFK staff throughout the year; promote EAFK within their Rotary Club/District; and plan for future sustainability.

- Schools are to teach our curriculum to all students daily; host one student orienation annually; host six knighting ceremonies per year; invite parental involvement; prioritize and promote EAFK on campus; and work with Rotarians to set up and operate the student service club.

- Knights of The Guild are to coordinate all EAFK events and knight appearances; facilitate ordering of student awards; manage curriculum content and online presence; conduct research and development; provide daily support for sponsors and schools; produce all live-action shows; protect EAFK program quality and integrity; and support EAFK fundraising events held by our sponsors and schools.

Is EAFK an official program of Rotary International? No, nor should it be confused with "EarlyAct", a different activity conducted by many Rotary Clubs.

Can an EAFK program be revoked? Yes. Every sponsor and school within the EAFK network is licensed to utilize the program by The Knights of The Guild. If problems should arise, such as deviation from our operational guidelines, then we will assess the situation and offer ample opportunity for correction. If the problems persist, then we possess the right to cancel the license and pull the program. This quality control measure is one of the reasons why EAFK is licensed for use, and not sold as a product.

Does EAFK really work? Yes, EAFK is highly effective if it is used as directed.

education programs on the market today that offer a fraction of EAFK's benefits at a many times the price. When needed, we also waive costs completely for disadvantaged schools until we can find sponsors for them. We have never turned away a school for their inability to pay.

Can our school cancel a previously scheduled knighting ceremony or other EAFK event? Yes, but because of the complexity of our scheduling process, no refunds can be allowed if an alternate date for rescheduling is unavailable.