Rotary Youth Programs
Rotary Youth Leadership Award(RYLA)
RLYA is a no-cost to participants leadership training seminar for young adults aged between 18 and 25 years. It is conducted on a district basis annually with participants being sponsored through local clubs.
This residential program is aimed at encouraging and developing leadership and social skills so that awardees, can , more effectively, contribute to their communities in a practical manner
Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment(RYPEN)
RYPEN is a project for young people between the ages of 14 and 17 .
Its stated aim is to communicate to young people a series of ideas, problems and social experiences which will assist them in forming thier own values and moral standards and broaden their horizons culturally, socially and academically.
Rotary Computers 4 Kids and Community
To enable provision of computers to disadvantaged students and needy community groups this program links commercial providers with Rotarians skilled in updating and repairing reduntant computer hardware. Rotary club members and volunteers such as university undergraduates and professionals can all work within this program.
Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC)
There are many “forgotten children” in SE Asia and the South Pacific that have life threatening medical conditions or suffer servere disfigurement by accident or congenital disorders and are therefor hidden away. There is not the medical resources in their home lands for these children to be treated.
ROMAC is a program that assists up to 50 children a year to be treated by numerous volunteer surgeons through out Australia and New Zealand. Rotarians actively support the program by raising funds for the travelling costs and accommodation and by arranging the necessary travel and accommodation.
Rotary Youth Driver Awareness(RYDA)
RYDA is a road education program for year 11 students. It aims to influence attitudes and behaviors of both drivers and passengers before they get licences. To date over 100,000 students have participated.
A one day program includes six sessions that are designed to be interactive and cover a broad range of topics including hazard perception, stopping distances, safe celebrating and fatigue.
National Youth Science Forum(NYSF)
This program seeks to inspire and encourage future generations of scientists and engineers, offering them the opportunity to learn what a life in the sciences can mean. The Forum of twelve days is held in Canberra each January. The participants are exposed to the breadth and depth of career options in science and engineering by top level scientists and engineers.
Rotary Adventure in Citizenship
The aim of this program is to provide year 11 students with a first hand introduction to the process of government in Australia. Students sponsored by individual Rotary clubs attend a five day program in Canberra whilst Federal Parliament is sitting. Delegates get to meet parliamentarians and public servants in this program which features parliament in action.