New Generations

YOUTH PROGRAMS

INTERACT
Interact is a club for young people ages 12-18 who want to join together to tackle the issues in their community that they care most about. Through Interact, you can:

  • Carry out hands-on service projects
  • Make international connections
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Have fun!

Follow Interact on Facebook and visit Interact’s YouTube channel to see what Interact clubs are doing around the world.
To find an Interact club in your area, contact your local Rotary club.

ICFR (INTERNATIONAL CHESS FELLOWSHIP OF ROTARIANS)

LTYE (Long Term Youth Exchange)
This program is for students aged between 15 and 17 at the time of leaving Australia. Long Term Rotary Youth Exchange (LTYE) students, spend up to twelve months living and studying overseas. The exchange is between a Rotary Club in Australia and a Rotary Club in the corresponding country. All students must attend secondary school whilst in their host country, and return to school in Australia after the exchange, as they are on a residential student visa. Applications close at the end of April in the year proceeding to departure. Students depart in January each year. The first step is completing an Online Expression of Interest Form by 30 April of the year prior the youth exchange year. The available countries are listed on the homepage of our website. To qualify, applicants should be good students who have demonstrated leadership in their community. Candidates should also possess qualities such as flexibility and a willingness to try new things that will enable them to fully experience life in another country and become excellent cultural ambassadors.

NGSE (New Generations Service Exchange)
An exciting new exchange program for Rotary International (RI) within the service avenue of Youth.

NYSF (National Youth Science Forum)
NYSF is unique in Australia.
The flagship program of the National Youth Science Forum, the January Sessions bring 400 young people to Canberra for a 12-day immersive science experience.
The NYSF program consists of a mix of scientific, formal, personal development, and social activities. These range from laboratory visits to sports evenings and from a swing dance to working on understanding group dynamics.

RAIC (Rotary Adventure in Citizenship)
Rotary Adventure in Citizenship (RAIC) is an intensive and fun filled week-long program to help prepare young adults for full participation as citizens of Australia.
Each year around 35 Year 11 students (the delegates) are sent by their local Rotary clubs to Canberra. They are taken out of their comfort zones into new places, set amongst new faces and asked to do new things.

RANZSE (Short Term Youth Exchange)
Rotary Australia and New Zealand Student Exchange
This program is aimed at year 9 and 10 students. Participants spend one school term in New Zealand, and then the matched New Zealand student spending one school term in Australia (reciprocal).  It is a family-to-family exchange. The students are matched and spend six months together in each other’s homes. The costs of the exchange are covered by the participating families. Sponsoring Rotary Clubs in Australia provide a Mentor for both the outbound and inbound student and also supply a uniform for Australian students.

ROTARACT
Rotaract brings together people ages 18-30 in universities and communities worldwide to organize service activities, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun. Rotary clubs sponsor them, but Rotaract members manage and fund their clubs independently. Rotaract members work closely with their local Rotary club, and may join after their Rotaract membership ends.
Follow Rotaract on , , , and  to see what Rotaract clubs are doing around the world.
To find a Rotaract club in your area, .

ROTARIANS ON SOCIAL NETWORKS FELLOWSHIP
The Rotarians on Social Networks Fellowship (ROSNF) promotes the safe and effective use of social networking to promote Rotary fellowship and service.

ROTARY PEACE FELLOWSHIPS
Are you looking to make a significant impact on the world by promoting tolerance and cooperation?
Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships at one of our peace centers. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.
In just over a decade, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 900 fellows for careers in peace building. Many of them go on to serve as leaders in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and World Bank.

RYDA (Road Safety Education) News and Media
RYDA is a series of practical and powerful workshops that aim to change the way young people think about road safety.  As part of an interactive one-day experience, students experience braking at different speeds, devise travel strategies that will work for them in the real world and get tips from road safety experts on how to protect themselves, their friends and family.  Perhaps the most impactful moments come from the personal stories of loss and survival.

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RYE (Rotary Youth Exchange)
Every year, 7,000 students aged between 13 and 19 years old participate in the experience of a lifetime with the Rotary Youth Exchange Program.

RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards)
Is a 7 day residential leadership seminar for aspiring leaders aged 18 to 25 years. Young adults keen to exercise their leadership potential participate in a range of formal and informal activities, which promote leadership skills as desirable qualities.

RYLA is a leadership development program run by Rotary. While participants can be any age, most events focus on secondary school students, university students, or young professionals. RYLA events are typically 3–10 days long and include presentations, activities, and workshops that cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Leadership fundamentals and ethics
  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving and conflict management
  • Community and global citizenship

Follow RYLA on  to learn about inspirational events happening around the globe.
RYLA participants are nominated by their local Rotary clubs. To learn more about a RYLA event in your area, contact: Rotary Club of Morialta.

R-YPEN (Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment)
The Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (R-YPEN) is sponsored annually by Rotary clubs from District 9520.
It is Rotary’s introductory leadership-development program for youth aged 15 to 17 years.

RYWELL (Rotary Youth Wellbeing)
Rywell recognises that some of our youth are quite disadvantaged as a result of family circumstances and seeks to provide them with opportunities for enjoyable recreational activities. The Committee has formed a liaison with Families SA over recent years to organise holiday programs of activities for young people who live in Government Accommodation Units under the responsibility of the Minister.

YOUTH OPPORTUNITY GRANT (FINANCIAL SUPPORT)
Recipients receive full funding of a LTYE year abroad with all the inclusions of a full fee paying student. The grant is based on financial need. Students applying for the grant will be asked to provide evidence of their financial circumstances. Legal guardians and students must attend interviews to assess capacity to complete a year abroad, away from family and friends. Students must display all the usual attributes required for a successful exchange. Other conditions are listed on the website.