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New Generations

In 1949, the Rotary International Board adopted the slogan “Every Rotarian an Example to Youth” as an expression of commitment to children and youth in each community in which Rotary Clubs exist. Serving young people has long been an important part of the Rotary program.

The Rotary Club of Berry actively participates in the following programs:

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)

RYLA is a seven day residential program held in January each year for young people aged 18 – 30 years; it is an opportunity to enhance their personal development and leadership potential.

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Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN)

RYPEN is a 3 day camp and program for Year 9 High School students; it aims to assist them in forming their own values and moral standards, and also to broaden their horizons culturally, socially and academically.

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National Youth Science Forum (NYSF)

NYSF is a unique opportunity for Year 11 students to spend 12 days in January living on the University of Canberra campus. Applicants should have demonstrated an outstanding interest in science and technology, and be considering some field of science as their future career. Participants meet scientists and researchers, visit them at work and do the kinds of things that scientists do every day.

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Rotary Youth Exchange

This year, more than 7,600 young people will have the opportunity of a lifetime — a chance to live in another country and see the world from a new perspective through Rotary Youth Exchange.

As a Rotary Youth Exchange student, you’ll spend a year living with host families and attending school in a country other than your own. You’ll learn a new way of living, maybe even a new language, and a great deal about yourself.

As you’re learning, you’ll also be teaching the people you meet about your country, your culture, and your ideas.

You’ll be a young ambassador, helping to bring the world closer together and making some good friends in the process.

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