Our Leaders of Tomorrow

We see the youth of today as our leaders of tomorrow and actively support a range of youth program’s. These include, RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Program). This is a seven-day leadership program for 18 – 25 year old’s.

RYPEN is a three-day leadership and development program for 14 – 17 year old’s. We also support the National Youth Science Exchange, the One and All sailing program via our Youth Sailing project is another program that we actively support in our club.

RYEA, our members also host international students through the Rotary Youth Exchange program. 

Interact is another youth program we are getting involved in, we are in the process of setting up an Interact program in one of the local secondary schools. Interact is a service club for youth ages 12 to 18 who want to connect with other young people and have fun while serving their community and learning about the world.

Youth Leadership

Rotary Youth Leadership Program is a seven-day leadership program for 18 – 25 year old’s. An amazing program focusing on personal development, leadership topics such as conflict resolution, public speaking and mental health.

We have been actively sponsoring participants to the RYLA program now for years. Meeting at Rosie Erasmus’s home. Rosie the current president of RCOG was the RYLA Administrator two years in a row.

Career Development

National Youth Science Forum Runs a number of programs to encourage young people in their passion for Science.

It’s a 12 day program for year 12 students designed to give students a broader understanding of the diverse study and career options available in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and to encourage continued studies in this field. RCOG has and continues to raise funds and sponsor participants.

Youth Leadership – One And All Program

We support this by running our own Youth Sailing Project were we actively encourage young people to partake in this sailing experience. Not only do they learn to sail on the One And All tall ship, but gain valuable leadership and team work experience as well.

Every year our club sponsors a young person to take part in this wonderful experience.

Youth Exchange – RYEA

This is Kaj with her Host Families. Long Term Youth Exchange, is a Rotary program that allow Year 10 -12 students experience a new culture by being hosted abroad by a Rotary member. Students spend a year in the host country were the volunteer host family will introduce them to the new culture, language and lifestyle. RCOG have been and still are actively involved with this program.