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1 New Generations in District 7690 Rotarys programs for students and youth can change the lives of those who participate. Cathy Coats Harpster 2010

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3 Interact Rotaract Youth Exchange New Generations

4 Rotary Against Drugs Speech Contest Rotary Youth Leadership Program » World Affairs Seminar

5 Interact: a worldwide phenomenon

6 Interact Interact is one of the most significant and fastest-growing programs of Rotary service. It has… more than 10,700 clubs in 110 countries/geographical areas 200,000 members plus

7 Interact is a service club for high school and/or middle school students ages needs both a Rotarian adviser and a faculty adviser for school-based clubs. requires two meeting a month. (Participation in a project may count as a meeting make-up.)

8 Rotaract Clubs

9 Rotaract is… a Rotary-sponsored service club for young men and women ages 18 to 30. either community or university based. growing. There are more than 7,000 clubs in about 163 countries.

10 Rotaract Opportunities Address the communities physical and social needs while promoting international understanding and peace. Assist in organizing Interact Clubs or in mentoring Interactors Become Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholars or Group Study Exchange team members

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12 Rotary Youth Exchange Rotary Youth Exchange students can spend up to one school year living with host families and attending school in a different country. Types of exchanges: – Short or long term exchanges – New Generations exchange

13 Short-term verses long-term Exchanges Ages for ST or LT: years old Duration: Typically lasts – ST: 3-6 weeks during a school break – LT: one school year School: – ST: Not required to attend local high school; can include home stays, tours, and camps – LT: Must attend a local school and live with 1-3 host families

14 New Generations Exchange Ages: Duration: Three to six weeks Ideal for recent secondary school graduates Can include home stays, tours, camps, or specialized internships

15 YX: Timeline Applications from clubs for short and long- term exchanges are due to the District by December 1. District submits approved applications to ESSEX by December 15. Matching occurs in late December/early January.

16 RYLP Rotary Youth Leadership Program RYLA is Rotarys leadership training program for young people

17 RYLP: The Basics Who: 54 selected high school juniors and seniors in District 7690 When: Third week of July Where: Guilford College in Greensboro, NC What: During the week-long program, students are exposed to a variety of different leadership styles and techniques

18 The RLYP Selection Process Public and Private High Schools: – Principal gives approved applications to Rotarian – Sponsoring Rotary Club submits one Principal RYLP Nominee and one or more Alternate RYLP Nominees. Home schooled students: – Self nominate on line at the Rotary District 7690 web site, The Rotary District 7690 RYLP Selection Committee will review all submitted applications. All nominees who are selected to participate in the 2010 RYLP program will then be notified by .

19 Rotary Against Drugs Speech Contest

20 District event: – Guilford Technical Community College – Jamestown Campus in Sears Building – Saturday, February 26, 2011 Multi-district event: – Chapel Hill Town Hall – Sunday, March 20, 2011

21 Rotary Against Drugs Speech Contest Each club may send 3 participants, representing 3 DIFFERENT schools to the District event. The top 3 winners from the District Event will be invited to the Multi-District Event. Additionally, the first place District winner will present his/her speech at the District Conference. (336)

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23 World Affairs Seminar Duration: Week-long ( June ) Location: Carroll University, Wisconsin Cost: $ transportation Applications: May 1 st to our district May 25 to Carroll University Contact info:

24 World Affairs Seminar 2011 topic: Sustainable Development Because what we build today should benefit those who inherit our world. WAS serves as a gateway for students to go and do bigger things: Travel to Africa, S.A. to teach English Work for the United Nations, World Bank, … Head a community outreach program

25 Statement of Conduct for Working with Youth 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, Rotarians 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. Adopted by the RI Board of Directors, November 2002

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