Youth Play an Important Role in Rotary
They are our future professional and community leaders that will help shape the way the world works.
We encourage any young people interested in personal growth and a desire to make a difference in their community to check out some of the clubs and programs listed below.
Rotary Youth Exchange
Camp RYLA is a six day leadership camp for high school sophomores who have a strong desire to make their school or community a better place. Up to 130 students, both boys and girls, participate each year. The cost of the camp is paid entirely by sponsoring Rotary clubs, who recruit and select the campers. The camp teaches leadership skills, and inspires young people to create and carry out projects in their communities that exemplify the Rotary value of service above self.
Interact is a self-supporting and self-governing Rotary club specifically for young people ages 12-18. The school-based club promotes leadership skills and community involvement, with at least two community service projects a year that members choose and carry out. Local Rotary clubs help sponsor and provide guidance for these projects. Through these efforts, members of Interact clubs develop new friendships and community awareness as well as thoughtfulness and helpfulness toward others.