Rotary's Future

Rotary believes in developing the next generation of leaders. Our programs help younger leaders build leadership skills, expand education and learn the value of service to other.  Youth Service refers to the Fifth Avenue of Service of Rotary International. It was officially added by Rotary International in 2010 in order to recognize the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities, involvement in community and international service projects, and exchange programs that enrich and foster world peace and cultural understanding. Youth Service joins Club, Community, Vocational and International Service as the areas of service Rotarians should be involved in. Rotary clubs should be committed to involving youth and young adults in their vocational, community, and international service projects, and to providing innovative programs and resources that support youth
Youth Protection Policy Youth Protection Policies apply to working with youth in any capacity; inside or outside of Rotary.  Rotary International is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for all participants in Rotary activities. It is the duty of all Rotarians, Rotarian spouses, partners, and other volunteers to safeguard to the best of their ability the welfare of and to prevent the physical, sexual, or emotional abuse of children and young people with whom they come into contact.  Any member who works with or has contact with youth must have a completed a background check and the Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset must certify compliance with these requirements annually to District 5000

Rotary's Youth Programs
RYLA: Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
¡ Leadership training program for High School Juniors
¡ RYLA emphasizes Rotary values, leadership, citizenship, communication skills, and personal growth
¡ Held at YMCA Camp Erdman or other like facilities
¡ Follow RYLA on Facebook to learn about inspirational events happening around the globe.

Junior RYLA: Youth Leadership for Middleschool
¡ Program for 7th Graders
¡ In proposal stage for Hawaii

IINTERACT:  High School Service Club
¡ Sponsored by local Rotary Clubs
¡ Self-governing and self-supporting
¡ Follow Interact on Facebook and visit Interact’s YouTube channel to see what Interact clubs are doing around the world.

ROTARACT:  Rotary Club for young adults ages 18 to 30
¡ Rotaract clubs are either community or university based
¡ All Rotaract efforts begin at the local, grassroots level, with members addressing their communities’ physical and social needs while promoting international understanding and peace through a framework of friendship and service.
¡ Follow Rotaract on Facebook, Twitter, Slideshare, and Storify to see what Rotaract clubs are doing around the world.
¡ Ask us about the Rotarct Club of the University of Hawai`i.

YEAR-LONG YOUTH EXCHANGE:  Provides young people with the opportunity to experience communities, life and cultures other than their own in a global setting.
¡ Advances international understanding and world peace
¡ High School Program - ages 15-18.5
¡ Students live in another country for an entire school year
¡ Act as cultural ambassadors
¡ Service Above Self expectations
:  Family to family cultural visitation program between a student in this District and a foreign student.
¡ 3-6 week visit on each side. This exchange can occur in either order.

NEW GENERATIONS SERVICE EXCHANGE:  Might look similar to an internship with a young person from another country
§ Flexible time frame
§ Ages 21-30
§ Must include strong humanitarian, internship, or vocational service element
§ May be arranged for individuals or groups and can involve home stays, tours, or camps.
§ Funded locally - no initial funding mechanism through RI or TRF§ NOT have to comply with certification requirements because of age of
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