Youth Service embraces a wide range of Rotary programs for young people of various age groups. The aims of these programs include personal development, education, community service, competitions, international understanding and goodwill and travel through student exchange.
To find out details of all the Youth Programs available from Rotary just click on on the underlined link above.
In particular we generally support:
Rotary Youth Leadership Award
This 6-day program is an intensive leadership training course for community minded young people. Participants are chosen for their leadership skills and their potential to have an impact on their community.
The participants discuss issues of professional responsibility, human relations, ethics, leadership and communication skills.
The program incorporates a range of seminars and workshops as well as team and skill building activities.
Participants also learn about Rotary’s purpose and service to the community as well as the elements of community and global citizenship
Mock Job Interviews
Over the past few years a number of Year 10 students at Sandringham College and Beaumaris Secondary College have been interviewed by Beaumaris Rotarians to help them gain skills to prepare for future employment.
National Youth Science Forum
The National Youth Science Forum is a twelve day program for students moving into Year 12 who are thinking about a career in science, engineering and technology.
The flagship event of the NYSF is the January Forum. Until recently this event had been held exclusively in Canberra and hosted by The Australian National University. In 2010 the NYSF introduced a third session, in Perth, co-hosted by the Curtin University of Technology and The University of Western Australia.
Rotary has been in partnership with the program since 1984 along with the Australian Government, major industry, national research institutes and universities.
The most important aspect coming from the NYSF is a network of friends, colleagues and support groups throughout Australia, which will be of value to participants for the whole of their lives.
The NYSF helps students moving into Year 12, who wish to follow careers in science, engineering and technology by introducing them to research and researchers, by encouraging the achievement of excellence in all their undertakings, and by helping to develop their communication and interpersonal skills. It also fosters discussion of, and interest in major national and global issues and emphasises the importance of maintaining continuing active interests in sport, arts and music.
The NYSF continues after January with a series of University and Industry Seminars and afterwards as a network of people with common aims.