Thousands of young people get involved with Rotary’s competitions, programmes and activities, all designed to unlock their potential.

To make it easier for you to have the information to hand we have gathered together details of the competitions and projects and put them into this link. Click the picture below and see what we can offer.

If you already have a contact at a school or youth organisation we have scanned the Youth Programmes & Competitions booklet which you can send to them electronically to whet their appetites.  To introduce and promote Rotary Competitions to head teachers I have created a draft letter you can use or adapt to send to them. CLICK on this draft letter link to download your copy. 

This year's R.Y.L.A. course will now take place from Monday 14th August 2023 until Friday 18th August 2023.

If you have any questions about Youth matters in our district please contact me and I will do my best to help you.

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