Rotary Club West Perth Youth & Vocational Powerpoint

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This is a description of the youth and vocational programs offered by the West Perth Rotary Club to Hampton Senior High School.

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Rotary Club West Perth Youth & Vocational Powerpoint

  1. 1. YOUTH INITIATIVES School link to Hampton Senior High School
  2. 2. The Rotary Club of West Perth seeks to support Hampton Senior High School in ways which will assist the school family develop the potential of their students and strengthen the effectiveness of the school support group.
  3. 3. There are several Rotary programs run at District level in which students can participate. Each year 250,000 students participate in Rotary programs around the world. A focus of Rotary programs is the development of future leaders in the world. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ <ul><li>Interact </li></ul><ul><li>This is a service and social club for young people aged 14 – 18. </li></ul><ul><li>The club is formed at the school and is run by the students. </li></ul><ul><li>Rotary clubs guide Interactors in developing local and international service projects to encourage a social conscience in students. </li></ul><ul><li>Interact clubs are self-governing and self-supporting, offering many opportunities for members to develop valuable leadership and teamwork skills . </li></ul>
  4. 4. National Youth Science Forum <ul><li>NYSF is a two week residential program in Canberra or Perth aimed </li></ul><ul><li>at opening up the possibilities of a career in science or engineering </li></ul><ul><li>for students about to enter Year 12. </li></ul><ul><li>A series of seminars, debates, workshops and visits to various </li></ul><ul><li>science, engineering and technology organisations enables science </li></ul><ul><li>students to gain first-hand experience. Information is sent to Rotary </li></ul><ul><li>clubs and high schools in February/March. Year 11 students </li></ul><ul><li>submit applications to clubs by the end of May and applicants are </li></ul><ul><li>interviewed and advised of their success in July. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a small cost for this program </li></ul>
  5. 5. Siemens Science Experience <ul><li>The Siemens Science Experience is a 3-day hands on </li></ul><ul><li>science program for Year 9 students. The program </li></ul><ul><li>will be held in January at UWA, Curtin and Edith Cowan in Joondalup. The aim is to enthuse students to continue study in science, mathematics and technology. </li></ul><ul><li>The closing date for applications is end August. www.scienceexperience.com.au </li></ul>
  6. 6. Four Way Speech Competition <ul><li>This program provides Year 10 students with an </li></ul><ul><li>opportunity to compete in public speaking outside their school. </li></ul><ul><li>Finalists compete at the Rotary District Conference in </li></ul><ul><li>their 11th year. </li></ul><ul><li>Any topic may be chosen but students must apply the </li></ul><ul><li>Rotary Four Way Test in their speech and focus on the </li></ul><ul><li>4 elements of Rotary International - </li></ul><ul><li>is it the truth; </li></ul><ul><li>is it fair to all concerned; </li></ul><ul><li>will it build goodwill and better friendships; and </li></ul><ul><li>will it be beneficial to all concerned. </li></ul><ul><li>Prizes are awarded. Club finals to be completed by end </li></ul><ul><li>September. </li></ul>
  7. 7. RYPEN – ROTARY YOUTH PROGRAM OF ENRICHMENT <ul><li>Year 10-12 students: This is a weekend camp </li></ul><ul><li>held mid year. The camp enhances self esteem, promotes “service above self” (the Rotary ethos) and provides participants with the opportunity to return as a trainee leader the following year. Applications close in March/April. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Storm the Stage <ul><li>This competition gives young actors and singers </li></ul><ul><li>(aged 16-19) the opportunity to compete locally, intrastate and then nationally for $5000 worth of prizes for singingand for acting. Local heats are conducted mid year and no less than two finalists from each state compete at the end of the year at high quality theatres such as Burswood, the Octagon or interstate. Rotary pays for the interstate experience. </li></ul><ul><li>www.stormthestage.com </li></ul>
  9. 9. ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE <ul><li>The best information about this program can be found </li></ul><ul><li>at http:// www.youthexchange.asn.au / . </li></ul><ul><li>Students are chosen in Year 11 and go to another </li></ul><ul><li>country for a year after completing Year 12 studies. </li></ul><ul><li>Students have free accommodation, living under the </li></ul><ul><li>roof of Rotary families and living by that family’s rules. </li></ul><ul><li>They attend school and have the opportunity to go on </li></ul><ul><li>at least one tour. They are expected to act as </li></ul><ul><li>ambassadors for Australia. </li></ul><ul><li>This program is expensive to participants however it </li></ul><ul><li>may be possible to get help from Rotary in special </li></ul><ul><li>cases. </li></ul>
  10. 10. AND WHAT ABOUT THE TEACHERS? <ul><li>There are programs for professionals too: </li></ul><ul><li>Group Study Exchange where a group of about 6-8 professionals go overseas and study the way their counterparts work and the environment in which they work in another city in the world. The trip usually takes about 4 – 6 weeks. </li></ul><ul><li>2. RYLA or Rotary Youth Leadership Awards for those who aren’t sure of the direction they’re heading. This is a camp over a few days which serves to empower participants and is highly successful. It is for 18 – 25 year olds and is in February. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Becoming a Rotarian? <ul><li>There are Rotary clubs around the metropolitan area. </li></ul><ul><li>Clubs meet at different times, often for breakfast, and give </li></ul><ul><li>members an opportunity to become acquainted with a </li></ul><ul><li>huge variety of people from all backgrounds. Speakers </li></ul><ul><li>make meetings really enjoyable and informative. </li></ul><ul><li>Rotary is a world wide service organisation and you would </li></ul><ul><li>enjoy the experience of being a member. </li></ul>

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