Projects - Youth Service

The role of the District Youth Service Committee is to recommend, co-ordinate and support clubs in District 9800 to deliver effective Youth Service programs. These programs are either District Managed, District Endorsed or District Supported programs. Essentially, the objective is to provide innovative and practical opportunities, to assist and motivate young people in our communities to acquire learning and life skills.

Chair: Maria Silber (Footscray)

Deputy Chair: Anne Brown (Yarra Bend)

Protection Officer: Anthony Langley (Brighton) for all youth programs including Youth Exchange.

Please refer to details re ‘Working with Children’ card and Protection matters in District 9800 Governance section of the website.

 

Youth Exchange    

Secondary school exchanges between students sponsored by Rotary clubs in District 9800 and overseas Rotary clubs. The students undergo a selection process to ensure that they are competent and able to maximise the benefit from the Youth Exchange experience. The objective is to provide a unique and effective Rotary supported educational and cultural opportunity whilst promoting goodwill, peace and understanding.

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Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)    

RYLA Camp dates for 2017 are Sunday 3rd December to Saturday 9 December 2017.

The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a week long residential program conducted annually and is aimed at encouraging and developing leadership, personal development and social skills.

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Rotary Youth Program of ENrichment (RYPEN)    

Camps for 2017-18

  • March 17-19, 2017 (applications already closed)
  • October 27-29, 2017
  • April 27-29, 2018

The Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN) in Rotary International District 9800 is a Youth Leadership conference for young people who are between 15 and 17 AND are year 9, 10 and 11 students. The conference is a weekend long camp designed at developing young people’s potential through a mixture of lecture style sessions and adventure-based learning.

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Model United Nations Assembly    

Fri 25th May 2018 to Sunday 27th May 2018

This international youth program simulates the workings of the United Nations Assembly by having two senior students from a number of schools represent a particular UN country in debates on matters of world political and social concern.

Youth Exchange students can also participate. The assembly is about building bridges of goodwill for world peace and understanding through a personal involvement in the acceptance of situations that reflect the opinion of ‘adopted’ countries. Students are challenged by the opportunities of extended research, debating and public speaking skills by addressing a wide range of contemporary and world-focussed issues. The program extends over a weekend and it is chaired and judged by Rotarians.

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National Youth Science Forum / Science Experience    

Session A: CANBERRA – Tuesday 2 January 2018 – Saturday 13 January 2018

Session B: BRISBANE – Tuesday 9 January 2018 – Saturday 20 January 2018

Session C: CANBERRA – Tuesday 16 January 2018 – Saturday 27 January 2018

Application dates: Applications are open from 1 March to 31 May each year.

The Science Schools Committee has two programs on offer for scientifically minded students – the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) for Year 11 students and the Science Experience for Years 9 & 10 students.

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Rotaract    

Rotaract is a Rotary-sponsored service Club for young men and women aged 18 to 30, which makes them true ‘partners in service’ and key members of the Family of Rotary. There are more than 8,400 Rotaract Clubs in about 170 countries and geographical areas.

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Interact    

Interact is a club for young people ages 12-18 who want to join together to tackle the issues in their community that they care most about. Interactors can carry out hands-on service projects, make international connections, develop leadership skills and have fun!

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EarlyAct    

Earlyact  is a service Club for primary school students and is sponsored by a local Rotary Club. The mission and operation of Earlyact  is closely linked to the ideals of Rotary.  Earlyact Clubs strive  to promote goodwill, understanding and peace through the active participation of their student members, so that with committed citizenship and effective leadership theymay improve the quality of life  of their school,  local and global communities. Involvement in an Earlyact Club teaches values such as caring, respect, empathy, responsibility, tolerance, citizenship, compassion, friendship and leadership.

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Youth Alumni    

An Alumni group of District 9800 youth programs is being developed to maintain contact with all participants, to inform them of general Rotary news and other Rotary opportunities available to them, so keeping them connected to Rotary. As each Rotary youth program concludes, participants are invited to join the alumni by a program leader who facilitates their membership.

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