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Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment
A District Australian designed project that comprises a camp-style weekend seminar for young people between the ages of 14 and 17 years.
It is one of Rotary’s most successful youth programs, where selected Year 10 students across different schools in Tasmania gather in a safe and supportive environment.
RYPEN aims to provide young people with the opportunity to develop their potential and self esteem, provide experiences that will assist them to form their own values and moral standards, and to broaden their cultural, social and academic horizons.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is Rotary's leadership training program for outstanding young people between 18 and 28 years of age. It is run and organised by the District and is conducted over a one week period.
Each program is designed to provide lifetime leadership skills for young people, adapted to local needs. Typical issues covered are: the growth and development of self esteem; personal development; stress and self management; personal motivation; communication; time management and goal setting; leadership styles; problem solving and conflict management. There is also 'time out" for team recreational activities and time to get to know other participants.
Since it became an official Rotary program in 1971, RYLA has assisted thousands of young people to develop leadership skills at camps, seminars, and workshops.
Model United Nations Assembly
This international youth program simulates the workings of the United Nations Assembly by having two senior students from a number of schools represent a particular UN country in debates on matters of world political and social concern.
The assembly is about building bridges of goodwill for world peace and understanding through a personal involvement in the acceptance of situations that reflect the opinion of ‘adopted’ countries.
Students are challenged by the opportunities of extended research, debating and public speaking skills by addressing a wide range of contemporary and world-focussed issues.
Topics are debated on matters of world political and social concern. It is held over a week-end to give sufficient time for all participants to become involved. The main aim is to develop an awareness of the United Nations in students as well as international situations of other countries and to encourage students to study topics from another country’s perspective.
The objective is to encourage young people to learn respect and tolerance for people of all races, religions and nationalities. They do this by debating U.N. topics from their given countries perspectives.
Australian Rotary Health
Australian Rotary Health (ARH) is a national, not-for-profit organisation which funds health research and provides community education about health in Australia.
Australian Rotary Health (ARH) was founded in 1981 to provide support for research into the causes of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).The organisation supports work on a broad range of health problems, but specialises in mental health. It is supported by Australian Rotary Clubs.
Supported by Rotarians Australian wide, Australian Rotary Health was soon in a position to sponsor health research in areas that did not readily attract funding. Today Australian Rotary Health is Australia's largest non-government funding body of mental illness research and provides funding for research in many health related areas as well as scholarships to support aspiring students in areas such as indigenous health.
National Youth Science Forum
The National Youth Science Forum is the only program in Australia that offers students currently in year 11 the chance to test-drive careers in the sciences. NYSF and now TYSF provides students the opportunity for personal growth, discovery and lifelong friendships NYSF is internationally recognised and in 2012 4 South African students partcipated in session C, Canberra Also, or the ﬁrst time, 2 indigenous students from remote communities attended session C.
For 12 days in January, students go to either Canberra or Perth and live on campus as a university student. More than 100 like-minded NYSF participants come from around Australia and overseas to meet a range of scientists and researchers, to visit them at work and to do the kinds of things scientists do every day.
The NYSF participants debate the hottest science and engineering topics and pick up valuable skills to give them the edge in year 12 and beyond. It is not all work; they also enjoy the fellowship of their other NYSF participants through trivia quizzes, BBQs, discos and a range of sports.
Rotary Youth Driver Awareness
RYDA is a series of practical and powerful workshops that aim to change the way young people think about road safety. As part of an interactive one-day experience, students experience high-speed braking, devise travel strategies that will work for them in the real world and get tips from road safety experts on how to protect themselves, their friends and family. Perhaps the most impactful moments come from the personal stories of loss and survival. In one session, students watch a powerful and emotional video on the life and tragic death of and 18 year old provisional driver and her best friend. And in another, they sit with a crash survivor and hear first-hand how one poor choice can change a life forever.
RYDA is designed for grade 10 students who are approaching that crucial time in their lives where they start to drive independently or are travelling as passengers of novice drivers.
How RYDA got started in Tasmania.....