Rotary offers many initiatives for the younger generation, as illustrated below. If you represent a school, youth group or you are a student and would like to get closer to any of these opportunities, please contact us.
We have organised numerous inter-school competitions, such as our Youth Speaks public speaking competition and the Young Musician Competition - an opportunity for students to showcase instrumental or vocal skills, modern or classical, in the Brackley round of Rotary's national competition. Young Artist and Young Chef competitions have also been organised.
RYLA – Rotary Youth Leadership Award is Rotary's leadership training course for young adults, ages 18 -26, who show the potential and inclination to give leadership to youth through voluntary and/or vocational activities.
Rotary Youth Exchange Programme:
There are three opportunities in this programme:
1. Short Term Exchange (STEP) or Summer Holiday Exchange for students between the ages of 15 and 19 to take part in family-to-family reciprocal exchanges with selected students in another country, usually for 3 to 5 weeks in each country. A student from Chenderit School exchanged with a student in Kansas, USA. The same student has been on a Youth Exchange camp placement (see below).
2. Camps & Tours: Invitations are received each year from Rotary Districts in Continental Europe and increasingly further afield for students between the age of 15 and 25 to take part in adventure, sport or cultural camps. These are normally in the summer months, although there are ski camps in the winter.
3. New Generations Exchange: This is seen as an alternative to a gap-year and may occur, for example, before or after a higher education experience. Students between the age of 18 and 25, often in groups but sometimes individuals, take part in a period for anything between three weeks and three months, often gaining vocational experience.
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