Youth - developing the next generation
We believe: "It is the responsibility of each Rotarian to prepare the next generation – all young people up to the age of 30 – by improving their life skills to ensure a better future. We undertake projects that support the fundamental needs of Youth: health, human values, education, leadership and self development."
Located under the Turramurra Library in Ray Street, the Youth Centre is open from 3.30pm to 6.30pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays during school terms.
As a Rotary Exchange student, you will spend one year living in another country, usually with three or four host families. You will become part of those families and their community. In your host country you will learn another language, experience different foods, study different subjects and enjoy a new culture. You will learn a great deal about yourself, gain confidence and self-sufficiency, and experience adventures that will take a lifetime to recount!
Australian students undertake the exchange at the end of year 12. As selection is extremely sought after, prospective year 11 students should contact us now. Interviews are conducted from December to February, with final selection confirmed in May.
Turramurra Rotary sponsors participants to:
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA): a fantastic 1 week leadership training seminar for young adults 18 -26 years. Held at Vision Valley in January. Applications close 31 October. More information and application form is available at: ryla website
Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN): an intensive residential weekend for Year 9 students going into Year 10, focused on developing increased motivation and improved life skills. Held at Collaroy in February - applications close 31 October. More information and application form is available at: rypen website
National Youth Science Forum: a two week experience for outstanding Year 11 science students. Held in Canberra in January. Applications close 31 May.
Siemens Science Experience: a 3 day "hands on" science experience for Year 9 & 10 students.
Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA): teams from schools represent a country at a simulated UN Assembly, and address and debate problems and issues of international concern.
Interact Clubs: school based service clubs, where students get opportunities to develop initiative, leadership skills, teamwork skills, a community service ethic and international understanding.