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: 19-21 August 2016. Program runs midday Friday to midday Sunday.
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: Session A 2-14 January 2017, Session C 16-28 January 2017
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 suburbs, Wollongong
University or Macquarie University
Frequency and duration. Once a year, generally in early December. Program runs Sunday to
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. Dates 2016 – 2017 available soon

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: 7-14 May 2016. Applications open 22 February, close 17 April. Held Parliament House.
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.

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.
The next RYLA is 14-20 January 2017. Further information available shortly.
For further information about any of these opportunities,
please contact Lynda Ord on 0412 168 115.