Where does your Rotary Story begin?
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.
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 organise 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
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.
"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
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.
ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS (RYLA)
Develop skills to unite and take action. to create lasting change! Learn invaluable life skills. Develop life long friendships and be empowered by your diversity.
The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program is awarded to young and aspiring community leaders aged 18 - 30 by local Rotary Clubs. To receive the award, nominees attend a weeklong residential conference focusing on leadership fundamentals and developing our next generation of community leaders.
NATIONAL YOUTH SCIENCE FORUM (NYSF)
The NYSF Year 12 Program is a 10-day residential program designed to give students a broader understanding of the diverse study and career options available in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and to encourage continued studies in these fields. At the NYSF Year 12 Program run in January each year, participants will:
visit science and technology related laboratories and facilities,
go on site tours,
listen to lectures,
take part in workshops,
go to social events, and
participate in group activities that improve communication and presentation skills.