Youth Service

Rotary organises a wide range of competitions and support for young people in our communities. Most are for those under 18 on 31st August. They include Public speaking, solo young chef, solo musicians and writing. Personal Leadership development for 18-26


Youth Services

Rotary International is committed to helping young people prepare for the future. As community leaders, Rotary club members support a variety of youth-oriented service projects and programs that include mentoring, tutoring, leadership development, vocational training, local and international scholarships and urban peace initiatives. 

More information on individual competitions are below 


Mission Statement

To better understand the needs and aspirations of all young people, and by means of new or existing Rotary programmes, projects, and initiatives, assist them in achieving their goals

For young people, with young people, by young people


Providing Opportunities for Education

Ambassadorial Scholarships

The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is the largest source of privately funded international scholarships. Each year, nearly 1,300 young adults serve as youth ambassadors and study at a college or university in another country.

Youth Exchange

Each year about 7,000 secondary school students visit or study in another country under the Youth Exchange program. The program allows students to experience first- hand life, culture and education in another country.

Rotary clubs promote literacy among youth and provide tools to facilitate learning.

A Rotary club in Bolivia built three libraries in low-income neighbourhoods to increase literacy and reading skills.

Building Future Leaders

Rotary-sponsored clubs for young people

Interact (for secondary school students) and Rotaract (for young adults 18-30 years old) provide opportunities for leadership development, fellowship and service.

Rotary Youth Leadership awards (RYLA)

Young people ages 18-26 participate in a leadership programme for 7 days at Grfaham Water Centre Cambridgeshire focussing in developing young people to understand their contribution to their work and community by creating future leaders.

Youth Competitions

Young Chef

The District Final is on the 1st February at West Suffolk College

Youth Speaks

The District Final is at the King Edward 6th School, Bury St. Edmunds on the 8th February. 

Regional Finals

The regional finals for Youth Speaks, Young Chef and Young Musician will be held at the Regional College, Cambridge on Saturday 21st march. 

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