On behalf of the entire Youth Services team, we would like to extend a warm welcome to you!
 
Interact, RYLA, Rotaract, and Youth Exchange comprise some of the most important programs in Rotary International, and we are so proud to have these programs fostering our future leaders and future Rotarians.
  • Interact clubs bring together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self. Our district is proud to have 8,000+ Interactors.
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotarians, Rotary districts, and RYLA alumni where attendees develop their skills as a leader while having fun and making lifelong connections.
  • Rotaract clubs bring together people ages 18-30 to exchange ideas with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun through service. Rotary and Rotaract members work side by side to take action through service.
  • Youth Exchange students learn a new language, discover another culture, and truly become global citizens. Exchanges are for students 15-19 years old and are sponsored by Rotary clubs in more than 100 countries.
This year, we want each of us in the district to be more involved in the Youth Services programs that are offered. To be involved can be sponsoring a new club, or it can simply mean having a conversation with one of our program alumni or members. We encourage you to reach out to members in each of these programs and listen to their stories -- ask them how they became involved, how we can help them stay involved, and, most importantly, what they are passionate about.
 
Look to these young people to be the inspiration this year and in the years to come.
 
Yours in service,
Yvonne Kwan, Assistant Chair