Rotary’s programs are all-inclusive, however many of them attract our best and brightest students and provide social support for our most highly academic young people, those still at school and at college.
Rotary Tasmania (District 9830) offers eleven different programs targeted towards school students and in addition some clubs within our district also run challenges and experiences or even bursaries to extend and support students at high school and college.
For those interested in learning about themselves and meeting new friends, we have a camp called RYPEN (Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment) early in the Grade 10 year and the Windeward Bound Youth Challenge at year’s end.
Rotary Adventures in Citizenship is an experience in which Grade 11 students are invited to the national parliament in budget week, at Rotary’s expense.
For those interested in world affairs, our Model United Nations Association debating weekend is a fabulous opportunity and for the winners there are the nationals to look forward to.
For the scientists and engineers, there are several programs, of varying costs and in various locations. NYSF (National Youth Science Forum) is the pinnacle within this country. All have pathways that enable the best to go further.
A program of which we are very proud is Rotary Youth Driver Awareness. This is a program for all students, but it is great to have those who think more deeply in the room as their insights make for richer discussion and more effective learning for all on the day.
Rotary Club of Hobart runs an essay competition with very large cash prizes and Rotary Club of Kings Meadows has a day of interviews which results in paying part time work for many participants.
Gifted students are often richly rewarded by the challenge of mastering a second or third language and our Youth Exchange Program provides excellent support for those ready to spend a year immersed in another culture.
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