Our club offers support for a range of youth programs for young people aged 14 – 29 across the areas of Leadership & Development, International Exchange & Awareness and Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM). The programs range from single day events to week long residential camps to full year experiences! Further details of each program are listed below (including links to our District website where you can find details of the application process that applies)
If you are seeking endorsement or financial sponsorship from our club then please contact us prior to submitting your application.
Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN)
RYPEN is a residential camp that takes place over 2.5 days. for school students aged between 14-16 (Year 8-10) that focuses on the development of self-concept, relationships, and is designed to develop skills that will assist them in the transition to adulthood.
Rotary Youth Transition Seminar (RYTS)
RYTS is a transition program with the focus to assist the transition from one area of study into the next phase of life. The program is delivered at a 6 day residential camp for students who are in the senior years of school (Year 11-12) or who are aged between 17-18 if not within a school system.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
RYLA is a personal, professional development seminar program for young people aged between 19-29. The program is delivered at a 6 day residential camp. It focuses on enhancing leadership, communication, motivation, teamwork and interpersonal skills as well as building self-awareness of mental health and well-being, knowledge of a sense of community and a sense of belonging.
National Youth Science Forum (NYSF)
NYSF is a not-for-profit organization which offers a variety of immersive and transformative youth-led experiences promoting science and science-related areas. The programs are conducted for students entering Year 12 in January each year.
Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA)
For teams of Year 11-12 students, MUNA is a one day event that encourages them to learn about other nations and to understand and appreciate the workings of the United Nations while they develop debating skills and gain self-confidence in public speaking.
Rotary Youth Exchange Program (YEP)
January – December
YEP provides opportunity for long and short-term international exchange with another country for students 15 to 17 years old to immerse themselves in another culture, learn a new language, and develop their skills as leaders and global citizens. Students are hosted by a local Rotary club, attend school in their host country for up to a full academic year, and stay with one or more host families for that period.