Rotary believes in developing the next generation of leaders and has a strong history of supporting youth development and leadership.  Our club supports this goal and provides a range of opportunities for young people to get involved in the work of Rotary in the community as well as to gain new skills and knowledge.  The programs that our club supports are suitable for youth and young people in a range of age groups.
 
Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN)
suitable for 14-16 year olds
Rotary Youth Transition Seminar (RYTS)
suitable for 16-18 year olds
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
suitable for 19-28 year olds
 
In addition to the above, we also support students in Year 12 (apply whilst in Year 11 for following year) who are interested in a career in science to attend the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) held annually in Canberra and Brisbane.
 
If you are keen to have fun, learn fantastic new skills, make new friends and create memories that will last a lifetime then click on the link for the program you are interested in to send us an email.  We will then get in touch with you to discuss your suitability for the program and possible financial sponsorship assistance.

 

Once we have discussed with you and determined that we can endorse your participation, you can click on the apply link by the cut-off dates associated with each program (as listed below).  We can only endorse a limited number of participants each year so make sure you get in early so you don't miss out !

 
FACT:  In 2018/19, our club provided sponsorship totaling $5,945 for young people to attend Rotary youth programs.
 
Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN)
 
 
RYPEN is a weekend camp for 14-16 year olds to help build personal qualities and life skills.
 
Check out the video below for highlights of one of our recent programs.
 
When ?
15th - 17th May 2020
 
Where ?
Bornhoffen PCYC
3510 Nerang Murwillumbah Road
Natural Bridge  QLD
 
How Much ?
The camp costs $295 per participant and financial sponsorship may be available.
 
 
Rotary Youth Transition Seminar (RYTS)
 
 
RYTS is a 7 day residential camp for young people aged 16 - 18 years. The camp is aimed at developing leadership and life skills as students transition into adulthood and life after school.
 
When ?
12th -17th December 2019
 
Where ?
Bornhoffen PCYC
3510 Nerang Murwillumbah Road
Natural Bridge  QLD
 
How Much ?
The camp costs $590 per participant and financial sponsorship may be available.
 
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
 
 
RYLA is a Leadership development program for youth aged between 19 - 28 designed to promote personal and professional development via a range of inspiring and challenging activities.
 
Check out the video below for highlights of one of our recent programs.
 
When ?
13th - 19th April 2020
 
Where ?
Bornhoffen PCYC
3510 Nerang Murwillumbah Road
Natural Bridge  QLD
 
How Much ?
The camp costs $650 per participant and financial sponsorship may be available.
 
 
National Youth Science Forum (NYSF)
 
 
NYSF is an intensive program of information and discussions on relevant and modern scientific practices for students in Year 12 in 2020 and thinking about a career in science.
 
Check out the video below to find out more about what happens at NYSF.
 
When ?
January 2020
 
Where ?
Various locations in Canberra, ACT or Brisbane, QLD
 
How Much ?
The program costs $3,150 per participant and part financial sponsorship may be available.