New Generations Projects
The Rotary Youth Program of ENrichment is a program of weekend seminars for young people between the ages of 14 and 17 years. Its principal aim is the communication of a series of ideas, problems and social experiences, which will assist the young participants in forming their own values and moral standards.Read more...
This international youth program simulates the workings of the United Nations Assembly by having two senior students from a number of schools represent a particular UN country in debates on matters of world political and social concern.
Youth Exchange students can also participate. The assembly is about building bridges of goodwill for world peace and understanding through a personal involvement in the acceptance of situations that reflect the opinion of ‘adopted’ countries. Students are challenged by the opportunities of extended research, debating and public speaking skills by addressing a wide range of contemporary and world-focussed issues. The program extends over a weekend and it is chaired and judged by Rotarians.Read more...
Year 11 students - Are you interested in:
- Canberra, your national capital
- Our Constitution
- Your role in citizenship
- Australia’s Parliament
- Learning about the work of Federal Members of Parliament
- Meeting fellow students from around Australia
- Sharing your passions and views
- Having fun!!
This new program is aimed at building self-awareness and confidence for young job seekers as they prepare to start the job- hunting process. Skills such as resume preparation, writing letters and preparing for an interview, as well as negotiating fair pay and work conditions are valuable tools in the development of job and life goals.Read more...
The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a week long residential program conducted annually and is aimed at encouraging and developing leadership, personal development and social skills.Read more...
Rotaract originally began as a Rotary International youth program in 1968 and has since grown into a major Rotary-sponsored organisation of over 7,000 clubs spread around the world and 170,000 + members. It is a professional development, leadership and community service organisation for young men and women between the ages 18-30, focussing on the development of young adults as leaders in their communities and workplaces.Read more...
The Science Schools Committee has two programs on offer for scientifically minded students – the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) for Year 11 students and the Science Experience for Years 9 & 10 students.Read more...
Secondary school exchanges between students sponsored by Rotary clubs in District 9800 and overseas Rotary clubs. The students undergo a selection process to ensure that they are competent and able to maximise the benefit from the Youth Exchange experience. The objective is to provide a unique and effective Rotary supported educational and cultural opportunity whilst promoting goodwill, peace and understanding.Read more...
Interact is RI’s service Club for young people aged 12 to 18. Interact Clubs are sponsored by individual Rotary Clubs, which provide support and guidance, but they are self-governing and self-supporting. As one of the most signifi cant and fastestgrowing programs of Rotary service, with more than 10,700 Clubs in 109 countries and geographical areas, Interact has become a worldwide phenomenon. Almost 200,000 young people are involved.
Club membership varies greatly. Clubs can be single gender or mixed, large or small. They can draw from the student body of a single school or from two or more schools in the same community. Each year, Interact Clubs complete at least two community service projects, one of which furthers international understanding and goodwill. Through these eff orts, Interactors develop a network of friendships with local and overseas Clubs and learn the importance of:
- Developing leadership skills and personal integrity
- Demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others
- Understanding the value of individual responsibility and hard work
- Advancing international understanding and goodwill.
IMAGES: After their exams were over last year, members of the Interact Club of Aitken College returned to school to conduct a stall and provide activities for younger students. The Interactors raised $630 for animal welfare.
District 9800 currently has 3 interact Clubs
Balwyn High School Interact Club
Venue: Balwyn High School, Buchanan Avenue, Balwyn North, 3104
Camberwell Grammar School Interact Club
Venue: Camberwell Grammar School, 55 Mont Albert Road, Canterbury, 3126
Aitken College Interact Club
Venue: Aitken College, 1010 Mickleham Road, Greenvale 3059