Leadership is an essential aspect of Rotary and we offer both clubs and programmes to help young people develop their skills. Through these groups participants can serve their communities, increase their world understanding, build friendships and much more.
This is a leadership development program which focuses on secondary school students, university students, or young professionals. RYLA events are typically 3–10 days long and cover a variety of topics including:
• Leadership fundamentals and ethics
• Communication skills
• Problem solving and conflict management
• Community and global citizenship
Rotary Youth Exchange
One of the best youth exchange programmes in the world where participants can broaden their minds and their horizons with or without vocational experience or academic study. Exchanges can vary from a two week camp or tour, to a short term home stay, to a full year living and studying in another country.
The family of Rotary
Within Rotary we have clubs which cater for a range of age groups beginning with RotaKids for 7-12 year olds, Interact for 12-18 year olds and Rotaract for 18-30 year olds. These clubs, together with our programmes for young people, make up our Rotary family.
“I joined Rotary hoping to make a difference but had no idea that it would change my world. Meeting and becoming friends with some of the most extraordinarily inspirational people imaginable has been a life changing experience.”