Rotary Youth Programs
Check out these Rotary programs and see if something here interests you. Talk to kids who may have been on these programs.
Rotary offers a range of exciting and fun programs to broaden your horizons, increase your knowledge, gain more confidence and achieve your potential. They cover Science and Engineering, Leadership and Personal Development, Public Speaking and Debating, Road Safety and Driver Awareness and International Youth Exchanges.
Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN)
This three day fun camp is for students who have special qualities that the school considers could be enhanced. You don’t have to be school leader or top of the class. RYPEN presents you with workshops, sport and entertainment activities that improve confidence and motivation and help you form your own values. It is also a great opportunity to interact with other young people from around the region.
Frequency and duration: Twice a year, generally in April and September. Camp runs from midday Friday to midday Sunday. Venue: Old Mogo Town, Mogo.
Selection criteria: Open to Y9, Y10 and Y11 students.
Rotary Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA)
One-day driver safety program coordinated by Batemans Bay Rotary Club at Moruya for local secondary schools.
Frequency and duration: Once a year, generally late March or early April. Program runs over one school day. Venue: Moruya Jockey Club.
Selection criteria: Y11 students.
Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA)
Teams of three or four from each school represent an allocated country in the United Nations and debate resolutions at a two-day model assembly conducted along United Nations lines.
Dates: The program dates for 2021 are not yet confirmed.
Venue: Old Parliament House, Canberra. (Accommodation Eaglehawk Holiday Park)
Selection criteria: This is a team-based program open to Y10 and Y11 students, preferably in teams of three or four per school.
National Youth Science Forum (NYSF)
NYSF aims to nurture and encourage young Australians to be the next generation of scientists and engineers. Its programs expose incoming Year 12 science students to study, research and future employment opportunities. It partners with Australian governments, major industry, national research institutes and universities.
Applicants must demonstrate an interest in science and technology and be considering a career in a science- related field. Selection is competitive and not only based on academic achievement.
Dates: NYSF will not run in 2021. Year 11 student (2021) should apply for the 2022 event when applications open.
Applications open 1 March and close on 31 May.
Venue: ANU – Canberra Program runs for two weeks.
Honeywell Engineering Summer School.
A six day program focusing on a range of engineering disciplines. Includes lectures and demos at the University of NSW, University of Technology, University of Western Sydney, Wollongong University or Macquarie University
Frequency and duration. Once a year, generally in early December. Program runs Sunday to Friday.
Venue: University of NSW, Sydney,
Selection criteria: Y11 students about to enter Y12. Good marks in Maths subjects and the intent to pursue a career in an Engineering discipline.
The ConocoPhillips Science Experience
A national program to encourage students in Years 9 and 10 to consider science, engineering and technology as worthwhile subject and career choices. It is three days of hands-on science fun and activities in laboratories and short interactive lectures from prominent scientists.
Frequency and Duration: runs in the ACT and New South Wales in September, December and January.
Rotary Adventure in Citizenship (RAIC)
A great opportunity for students interested in the Australian Federal Parliament and Parliamentary processes. Participants immersed behind the scenes in Parliament House. They view Parliament in action, including the Budget speech and Question Time, meet their Federal Member of Parliament and Press Gallery journalists.
Dates: 2021 dates to be confirmed.
Selection criteria: Y11 students considering a career in Public Administration or Politics.
Narooma Rotary Tertiary Scholarship
This is a substantial three-year scholarship to assist with living and education expenses. Applicants must be finishing Year 12 and intend going onto tertiary studies. The award is conditional on successful entry into a full time tertiary course.
Students completing the HSC in 2020 are eligible to apply for the 2021 scholarship. See your year advisor for information and application forms. Applications close on 13 November 2020.
Rotary Youth Exchange Program (RYEP)
The program offers young people 15-17 years of age a wonderful opportunity to experience life in another country and live within another culture. Outbound students live with Rotary host families.
Frequency: and duration. Annually for up to 12 months overseas. A range of countries are available and varies each year subject to host family availability.
Selection criteria: Students who wish to broaden their horizons through experience of different cultures and lifestyles.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
A training program for young people 18-25 years who show leadership potential .to enhance their leadership, citizenship and personal growth. It’s a memorable opportunity to learn, grow, have fun, and make new friends across the south-east region.