Youth Involvement

 

RYLA

 
 RYLA

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)

THE AIMS OF R.Y.L.A.
  • To demonstrate Rotary’s respect and concern for youth.
  •  To provide leadership training experiences like no other.
  • To encourage continued stronger leadership of youth by youth.
  • To publicly recognise the high qualities of young people who are rendering or wish to render service to their community.
 
 
 
 
 
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For application form and other information try
RYLA Web page

 

   

 

 

 

 
 

 


The Science Experience

 

 
The Science Experience is a national program that encourages students in years 9 and 10 to consider science, engineering and technology as interesting and worthwhile subject and career choices.
Almost 3000 places are available in the three day program conducted in approximately 36 university campuses and tertiary institutions throughout Australia each year. In South Australia about 280 places are available. The programs are organised by a local organising committee based in each institution and follow a similar format.
The programs are essentially three days of hands-on science fun and activities in laboratories, short interactive lectures in lecture theatres from prominent scientists and most programs include a visit to a local research/industry site. Each program provides information on possible careers and future study opportunities.
The program continues to have support and encouragement from Siemens Ltd and also, from the national and state science teachers associations, the Young Scientists of Australia and the participating universities and tertiary institutions.
Since initiation in 1990 by the Rotary Club of Doncaster and Monash University, Rotary Clubs throughout Australia have played a major role in the development of the program through encouragement of students to attend and the full sponsorship of more than a third of all students who attend the programs. In South Australia, 41% of the students who attended the programs at our three universities last year were sponsored by Rotary. Rotarians serve on the local organising committee, take major responsibility for the organisation as part of the three day program, act as a contact point for parents and often provide barbecues for the students.
Brochures and application forms were sent to all secondary schools and Rotary clubs in April. Information and application forms may be accessed and downloaded via the web site www.scienceexperience.com.au and students are able to make direct on-line applications. The programs are non selective and any year 9 or 10 student is welcome to attend.

 

Further information: 

 

David Adamson (Chair) Local Organising Committee
Ph (08) 8264 6861 or Mob 0400 122 834
dbadamson@bigpond.com  

 

 

 

 

District 9500 R.Y.P.E.N. (Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment)

ROTARY YOUTH PROGRAM OF ENRICHMENT (RYPEN)

In 1978 a combined meeting of Rotary clubs of District 9710 invited a guest speaker, David Southern, who was P.P. of the Rotary Club of Canberra –Belconnen on the subject of "Rotary and Youth".

Towards the end of August that year, District Governor Tom Tait wrote to David Southern asking him to be specific about what Rotary could do. R.Y.P.EN. was born that day. The title itself is deliberately evocative of Growth, Development, Richness and Fruition. The apple logo with the Rotary wheel central ties it to the agricultural theme and the motto "The cultivation of Youth" completes the intent of the program.

The simple aim is to cultivate all that is best within our young people.

The worlds first R.Y.P.EN. Seminar was held at the Greenhills Convention Centre in Canberra in February 1980 after Rotary had established a District Committee at the District 9710 Conference in March 1979. It caters for 14 to 17 year olds. Its aim is to communicate to the younger people a series of idea's, problems, and social experiences to assist them in forming their own values and moral standards and to broaden their horizons culturally, socially, and academically.

Rotary has demonstrated it is sincere in its desire to assist young people of the world and R.Y.P.EN. is a program, which allows Rotary powerful access to this age group where its expertise and influence can reap rich rewards as the concept of R.Y.P.EN. really works.

P.P. of the Rotary Club of Canberra – Belconnen who addressed the assembly on the subject of "Rotary and Youth". 

The “Apple” Logo with the Rotary wheel central ties it to the agricultural theme and the motto "The cultivation of Youth" completes the intent of the program.

The simple aim is to cultivate all that is best within our young people.

The worlds first R.Y.P.EN. Seminar was held at the Green Hills Convention Centre in Canberra in February 1980 after the Rotary District 9710 Conference had established a District Committee in March 1979 and set the following criteria and aims of R.Y.P.EN.

R.Y.P.EN. is not a Rotary International but District project and therefore has no recommended curriculum for the target group. The Rotary District 9500 Management Committee believes it has a strong place in South Australia and the project was re-introduced 3 years ago after a 2 year recess and is now managed by the District RYLA committee.

RYPEN seminars allow Rotary to bring young people together from various social and economic back rounds and assist them to evaluate and establish their own values, build their confidence, and help them to identify and set achievable goals for themselves.

Rotary has demonstrated it is sincere in its desire to assist young people of the world and R.Y.P.EN. is a programme that allows Rotary powerful access to this age group. Rotary’s expertise and influence can create and reap rich rewards for these young people as the concept of R.Y.P.EN. really works.

   

 


   
   
   
   
   
   

 

Testimonials

Hi my name is Lesley,

I am a wife to Robin, an Olive oil producer and a mother of two Adult children, Katherine 23yrs a music teacher and James 3 weeks off 20yrs seeking employment, I myself am a medical receptionist.

Lesley