ROTARY YOUTH PROJECTS
Rotary District 9465 has a range of projects aimed at providing support for, and development of, young people ranging from school age to thirty years. Supporting our
young people is high on the Rotary Club of Katanning’s projects. The Club sponsors, and sends, young people to each of the projects listed below…
We hear a lot about multiplying our effectiveness in Rotary by forming partnerships. An excellent example of this is the Carindale PCYC Youth Shed, initiated by the Rotary Club of Carindale.
The Youth Shed provides a space where “at risk” teenage boys learn manual skills like gardening, cooking, woodworking, welding and car repair under the tutelage of skilled adults.
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Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment
What is RYPEN?
RYPEN stands for Rotary Youth Programme of Enrichment which, through a weekend live in seminar for up to 45 participants, aims to create in young adults an awareness of their place in and responsibility towards society. Participants are sponsored and paid for (at a cost of around $285 pp) by the many Rotary Clubs within District 9465 who see RYPEN as a great opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to youth in their community.
David Clark of Rotary Club of Lower Blue Mountains, NSW, knows firsthand the difference the Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN) makes to the lives of young participants.
Siobhan Clifford, a 15 year old from Winmalee High school with a passion for music, said the RYPEN camp gave her the strength and courage to follow her dream to sing. Siobhan has been selected as one of the performers for the new Hi-5 team.
“The RYPEN camp was really a life changer, as I was just sitting on the fence” Siobhan said. “It really made me think about what I wanted to do in the future and to make goals and plans to achieve it. Thank you Rotary. I will always think about that weekend that changed my life.”
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Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
What is RYLA?
The Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) is a challenging 7 day programme which provides a unique opportunity for leadership skills development. Rotary is seeking young people between the ages of 18 and 28 who have the talent, energy and motivation to discover their leadership potential!
RYLA is for young adults with proven leadership experience and potential leaders from diverse backgrounds. Whether they are a secondary school student, university student, or young professional, RYLA provides a unique opportunity to learn, grow, have fun, and make new friends. The RYLA experience prepares young people to be leaders in their community, profession, and other facets of everyday life.
The seminar program has a strong focus on personal and leadership development. It will assist participants to become aware of their own strengths and weaknesses, to understand the basics of leadership and to apply this knowledge to develop their leadership capabilities.
Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE)
What is RYE?
The Rotary Youth Exchange Program provides for the selection and sponsorship of students in the 15 -18 year age group to travel to another country to spend twelve months attending a secondary school and living with host families in that country. Students must be at least 15 years and have not yet turned 19 years on the date of departure from Australia which is generally mid-January of each year
The Science Experience
What is the Science Experience?
The Conoco Phillips Science Experience is a fun 3 or 4 days of science activities for Year 9 and 10 students held at several universities in WA. Each program is designed to provide students who have an interest in science with an opportunity to engage in a wide range of fascinating science activities under the guidance of scientists who love their work. Science Experience is held in December & January.
What is Handicamp ?
A week full of fun and challenges, and a lifetime of experiences.
Handicamp provides an opportunity for young people with a disability, and between the ages of 18-35, to attend a one-week live-in camp assisted by staff and buddies. Applications open on 1 October for the camp which is held in mid-January of the following year. All the information you require including the Camper and Buddy nomination forms will shortly be available on the District 9465 website HERE in the left-hand column under Files.
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