Serving young people has long been an important part of the Rotary program
Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE)
Rotary's Youth Exchange is one of the most popular programs to promote international understanding and develop lifelong friendships.In recent years, more than 7,000 young people have participated annually in rotary club- and district-sponsored exchange programs.
The values of Rotary Youth Exchange are experienced not only by the high-school-age students involved but also by the host families, sponsoring clubs, receiving high schools, and the entire community. Youth Exchange participants usually provide their fellow students in their host schools with excellent opportunities to learn about customs, languages, traditions, and family life in another country.
Rotary Youth Exchange offers young people interesting opportunities and rich experiences to see another part of the world. Students usually spend a full academic year abroad.
Rotary Youth Exchange is a practical activity for the enhancement of international understanding and goodwill.
Mikaela Love our current outbound student is in Denmark. This photo shows Mikaela presenting to the club in July 2017.
Larissa Marcossi is our Inbound Student from Brazil..
Larissa has been in Australia for some weeks now. She is currently living with John T and his family. She attends Cherrybrook Technology High School and is on Exchange from Brazil.
I will give you further updates after the Youth Night of 19th February. .
Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN)
During an intensive residential weekend, young people aged approximately 15 to 16 years will develop increased motivation, improved life skills, better self-image, pride in themselves and an understanding of setting and achieving goals. At the same time, participants are interacting with peers from different backgrounds, and different parts of our district, improving their teamwork skills and having fun!! All this done in an informal atmosphere, where questions and debates are encouraged.
This year the Club sponsored Marcos Morales to the RYPEN winter camp in the Blue Mountains. He was at first anxious about attending however soon realised the huge benefits of attending, namely working with different people in the projects they were given, being independent but part of a group, working productively together to achieve an aim, new friendships and a new outlook on life. He told us he was speechless as to the many many benefits of attending such a camp.