Programs 

Rotary’s programs are developing the next generation of leaders, providing funding to make the world a better place, and making peace a priority. And our programs are not just for club members. Learn how you can make a difference in your community through Rotary.

Where does your Rotary Story begin? 

ROTARY YOUTH PROGRAM OF ENRICHMENT (RYPEN)

RYPEN provides a group of young people aged 15-17 an opportunity to develop valuable leadership skills. This weekend long program will see you engage with like-minded people, while having fun and learning new skills in areas such as problem solving and public speaking. On top of learning these skills RYPEN will give you a chance to put them to practical use, through debate and physical activity.

ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS (RYLA)

RYLA is a 7 day residential leadership seminar for aspiring leaders aged 18 - 30 years. The week incorporates a lot of self development through a variety of mechanisms including reflection (individually & as a team), team work, sports and outdoor activities, dancing and many others. Participants can sieze the opportunity to develop leadership, communication and problem solving skills, can practice new behaviours, forge life-long friends and challenge their own personal belief systems and values.   Google RYLA to find a program being offered near you.

ROTARACT

Rotaract clubs bring together people ages 18-30 to exchange ideas with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun through service.

In communities worldwide, Rotary and Rotaract members work side by side to take action through service. From big cities to rural villages, Rotaract is changing communities like yours.

Rotaract is a global organisation that empowers students and young professionals to create positive and lasting change in themselves, their local community and around the world.

Rotaract Members share a unique passion for taking action through not only ideas but planning and execution of projects and events. Where others see problems, we see solutions.

"Rotaractors are energetic. They’re passionate. They want to do good, and they really like working with each other. Rotaractors are the Rotary of the future."

Barry Rassin - RI President 2018-19

INTERACT

Interact clubs bring together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self. Find out how serious leadership can be seriously fun.

Interact clubs organize at least two projects every year, one that helps their school or community and one that promotes international understanding. Rotary club sponsors mentor and guide Interactors as they carry out projects and develop leadership skills.

Celebrate the global impact of Interact by getting involved in:

  • World Interact Week

  • Interact Video Awards

  • Rotary Youth Day at the United Nations

  • Global Youth Service Day