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Rotary Youth Programs
Rotary has a number of programs suitable for both High School students and young adults. These programs include:

  • Interact
  • MUNA
  • NYSF
  • NESS
  • Youth Exchange
  • RYLA
  • Rotaract
  • Ambassadorial Scholar
  • GSE Team
  • U-Turn The Wheel

    Want to know what all these acronyms mean???? Read on .....
  • Interact

    Interact is an international organisation of service and social clubs for young people of secondary school age that fosters leadership and responsible citizenship and promotes international understanding and peace. Combining the words “international” and “action” created the name. Interact clubs are sponsored by Rotary clubs. Rotary clubs provide guidance and inspiration, but the Interact clubs are self-governing and self-supporting.

    RYPEN - Rotary Youth Program of ENrichment

    Residential Weekend Seminar

    A weekend where 14 to 16 year olds have an opportunity to discover through ideas, problem solving, team and group activities, experiences that will assist them in forming their own values and moral standards, and to broaden their cultural, social and academic horizons. All this whilst enjoying themselves and the facilities of a water and bush land setting, close to Sydney.

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    MUNA - Model United Nations Assembly

    United Nations Assembly simulation for Secondary School Students

    Three senior secondary students represent a UN Nation in debates on matters of world political concern. The teams wear the national dress of the countries they are representing and respond to the questions as those countries would respond. The best performing team will be sponsored to represent Rotary District 9750 in Canberra. The venue for the Assembly is usually the Senate chambers of Old Parliament House. The team members are hosted for afternoon tea at the Governor General's Residence at Yaralumna. At the formal dinner on Saturday evening Embassy Officials are invited to sit with the respective teams.

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    NYSF - National Youth Science Forum

    The NYSF helps students moving into Year 12, who wish to follow careers in science, engineering and technology by introducing them to research and researchers, by encouraging the achievement of excellence in all their undertakings, and by helping to develop their communication and interpersonal skills. It also fosters discussion of, and interest in major national and global issues and emphasises the importance of maintaining continuing active interests in sport, arts and music.

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    HESS - Honeywell Engineering Summer School

    Three days of hands-on science and technology experiences in Australian universities for Year 9 students entering Year 10.

    Arranged with the help of thirty-three participating universities, the Young Scientists of Australia and the Australian Science Teachers Association.

    Youth Exchange Program

    International Student Exchange Program

    Outbound - An opportunity for students completing secondary schooling to travel to other parts of the world to study for up to one year in an entirely different environment. The impact on future international relations is incalculable, however, the impact on the lives of those students fortunate to participate is most evident. Those young people are the potential leaders in their future community, playing a vital role in the shaping of tomorrow's world.

    Inbound - An opportunity for students from other parts of the world to study for up to one year in our District. The impact on future international relations is incalculable, however, the impact on the lives of those students fortunate to participate is most evident.

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    RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

    Residential Week Long Seminar

    The purpose of RYLA is to recognise the leadership potential of young people and to enhance their skills by providing an opportunity for personal, professional and community development. RYLA is a leadership training program for young adults aged 19 to 25 years, conducted annually. The award is being selected.

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    Rotaract Clubs are service clubs for young adults 18 to 30 years.
    The aim of which is to develop leadership skills and responsible citizenship through service to the community.

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    Ambassadorial Scholars

    Ambassadorial Scholarships is the oldest program of the Rotary Foundation. Established in 1947 when the first 18 “rotary Fellowships” were awarded the Scholarships Program now awards approximately 1,200 scholarships annually for students to serve as ambassadors of goodwill in another country.

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    GSE - Group Study Exchange

    The GSE program offers the opportunity for a team of four non-Rotarian business or professional men and women and a Rotarian Team Leader to visit another country to study social, economic, business and cultural conditions, and to observe their own professions in action, while staying in the homes of Rotarians.
    The GSE program depends for its success on the willingness of all clubs in the receiving District to host, entertain and provide a program for the few days that the team will be in their area.

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    U-Turn The Wheel

    The U-Turn the Wheel Program has been developed to help today's youth have a better understanding of what is entailed in becoming a safe and responsible driver.

    Working in conjunction with the NSW Police, the RTA, NSW Ambulance Service, local community organisations and local liquor accords, the campaign has run many successful projects through High Schools in the Sutherland Shire since its inception.

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