Presentation on theme: "What is Youth Exchange? Youth Exchange is an exchange program for secondary school students. Students travel to other countries to learn about the culture."— Presentation transcript:
What is Youth Exchange? Youth Exchange is an exchange program for secondary school students. Students travel to other countries to learn about the culture and the language as well as act as a cultural ambassador for their own country.
Youth Exchange Facts The first exchanges began in 1927 involving only European students. Youth Exchange became an official program of RI in 1972. Today, more than 8,000 students participate annually in over 80 countries.
Youth Exchange Facts Types of Exchanges Long Term 9-12 months May include holidays More than one host family Required to attend school
Youth Exchange Facts Types of Exchanges Short Term Days to weeks-3-6 weeks usually Does not include schooling or academic program Usually involves home-stay with one family, or international youth camps, tours Usually a reciprocal relationship
Youth Exchange Facts Types of Exchanges New Generations [18-25 yrs] Short Term- secondary school graduates, young professionals, Rotaractors Specialised- 3 weeks-3 months Involves home-stay May involve a vocational element
Club and District Roles Multi-district Youth Exchange Groups Streamline Administrative responsibilities Arrange Training and Orientation Process applications and visa paperwork Negotiate group buys for travel and insurance Promote program in geographic areas RYE Florida
Club and District Roles District-Facilitation District Governor Overall oversight responsibility Program Guidelines District Certification requirements- $10,000.00 Currently 74 non-certified Districts [24/3/12]
Club and District Roles District-Facilitation District Youth Exchange Chair & Committee Coordinate and promote Youth Exchange Communicate with RI, DG, and Clubs Work with Clubs Coordinate Youth Protection Efforts
Club and District Roles District-Facilitation District Youth Exchange Chair & Committee Manage Outbound and Inbound activities Implement Risk Management Policies Promote Program in District Reporting to RI
Club and District Roles Club-Implementation Create effective support system for sending and hosting students Club President Youth Exchange Chair & Committee Host parents Rotarian Counselor Non-Rotarian Counselors x 2 Establish Local Law, Medical, and Social Services
Participate District Certification District Youth Exchange Committee Membership in RYE Florida-$1,500.00 Limited Role-out of Program [3 countries] Appointment of Country Coordinators, Management Structure Commence Exchanges, September 2013 In-Bound Exchange-$600.00/student[club cost] Out-Bound Exchange-$4,500.00/student[parent cost]
Participate Financial Obligations 1. District Certification-$10,000.00 annually due July, 2012 2. RYE Florida membership-$1,500.00 due July 2012, one-off payment 3. In-Bound Exchange-$600.00/student [club cost], payable to RYE Florida, July 2013 4. Out-Bound Exchange-$4,500.00/student [parent cost], payable Jan-Jun, 2013 5. Annual Assessment-due July 2013
Participate Financial Resources District Administrative Fund-not practical, limited or no resources District Dues-Would require an increase of $3-5.00/ person. Not thought to be practical at this time Participating Club Cess- Levy on participating clubs, advance payment, July 2012 Proposal Presentation at Business Meeting
Participate Get involved with Youth Exchange by: Hosting a student from your district or a neighboring district for an afternoon activity, club meeting, or project Chaperoning exchange student orientations/tours Promoting the program in local schools and to students you know Serving on club committee Working with your district committee
Youth Programs Resources Program Brochures and Handbooks: available for order and download through the RI Web Site (www.rotary.org)www.rotary.org Rotary e-Learning Center: www.rotary.org/training/elearning/index.html www.rotary.org/training/elearning/index.html Youth Services Resource Group
Contact the Resource Group Zone: 34 RC Marcelyn (Marcy) Ullom firstname.lastname@example.org ARC Randy Rawiszer RotaryTailor@aol.com Rotary International email@example.com
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