Leadership is an essential aspect of Rotary and we offer clubs for students and programmes to help young people develop their skills.
Programmes for Young People
involved with any of the following contact your local Rotary club or youth@rotarySW.info
in Schools - supporting the curricula and
RotarySW we have school clubs which cater for a range of age groups beginning
with RotaKids for 7-12 year olds and Interact for 12-18 year olds. These clubs
are based in local schools and work with Rotary clubs on projects which could
be anything from fundraising to sponsored events; helping others in their
communities and across the world, whilst having fun and learning about the
is for 18 to 30 year olds.
clubs, together with our programmes for young people, make up our Rotary family.
Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
the SW we run some of the best leadership development programmes in the Rotary
world. These focus on 16 to 28 year olds and last for a week in July each year.
They are heavily oversubscribed by schools and employers who recognise the
value of RYLA to their businesses. Click here for video
changes lives! Participants develop and strengthen skills in the following
areas: leadership fundamentals and ethics; communication skills; problem
solving and conflict management; community and global citizenship; and
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
Generations Service Exchange
Generations Service Exchange is a volunteering programme which provides
opportunities for young people between 18 and 30 to undertake placements across
the world or in their home country lasting anything from three weeks to six
months. Placements may give vocational experience or humanitarian service
or a mix of both relating to Rotary’s six areas of
focus. This is the ideal programme for young people wanting to
do something worthwhile for others and beneficial for their own careers before
or during their studies or into their professional lives, while developing
their personal skills and increasing their understanding of the world.