Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is Rotary's leadership training
programme for young people. RYLA participants can be of 14-30 yrs.,
but most clubs and districts choose to focus on a narrower age range,
such as 14-18 or 19-30.
RYLA emphasizes leadership, citizenship and personal growth, and aims to -
Demonstrate Rotary's respect and concern for youth
Provide an effective training experience for selected youth and potential leaders
Encourage leadership of youth by youth
Recognize publicly young people who are rendering service to their communities
Rotaract is a Rotary sponsored service club for young men and women
of 18 to 30 yrs. Rotaract clubs are either community or university based
and they're sponsored by local Rotary club. This makes them true
"partners in service" and key members of the family of Rotary.
As one of Rotary's most significant and fastest growing service programmes,
with more than 7,000 clubs in about 163 countries and geographical areas,
Rotaract has become a worldwide phenomenon. How does it work?
All Rotaract efforts begin at the local, grassroot level,
with members addressing their communities' physical
and social needs while promoting international
understanding and peace through a framework of
friendship and service.
What are some other opportunities available to Rotaractors?
Rotaractors may also -
Assist in organizing Interact clubs or mentor Interactors
Participate in Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
Become Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholars or Group Study Exchange team members
Seek membership in their local Rotary club
Rotaractors are encouraged to keep their contact information current.
Interact is Rotary International's service club for young people of 14 to 18 yrs.
Interact clubs are sponsored by individual Rotary clubs, which provide support
and guidance, but they are self-governing and self-supporting.
Club membership varies greatly. Clubs can be single gender or mixed,
large or small. They can draw from the student body of a single school
or from two or more schools in the same community.
Each year, Interact clubs complete at least two community service
projects, one of which furthers international understanding and goodwill.
Through these efforts, Interactors develop a network of friendships
with local and overseas clubs and learn the importance of -
Developing leadership skills and personal integrity
Demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others
Understanding the value of individual responsibility and hard work
Advancing international understanding and goodwill
As one of the most significant and fastest growing programmes
of Rotary service, with more than 10,700 clubs in 109 countries and
geographical areas, Interact has become a worldwide phenomenon.
Almost 200,000 young people are involved in Interact.
4. ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE
A Rotary Youth Exchange student spends up to a year living with
a few host families and attending school in a different country.
Whether you participate in Rotary's long-term or short-term
Youth Exchange programmes, you'll learn a new way of living,
a great deal about yourself and maybe even a new language.
You'll also be an ambassador, teaching people you meet
about your country, culture and ideas. You can help bring the world
closer and make some good friends in the process.
More than 8,000 young people each year have experiences like these
through Rotary Youth Exchange. It's the opportunity of a lifetime.