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  • Good afternoon, Youth Exchange is a programme organised globally by RIOperated by district where I as the District Officer assist you at the Clubs in finding matching young people to come here to experience our culture of Scotland.
  • The emphasis is to ensure the person selected matches the goals shown above.
  • So what is Youth Exchange?The programme assist you as Clubs in meeting your goals to community service and as you will see from RI’s slogan for this year assist in Building Communities both at home and abroad.
  • The fundamental benefits of the programme are shown here:Visiting and experiencing another nation’s culture first hand and making friendships which have the potential of lasting a lifetime.It also has the potential of enabling you as Clubs to establish long term links with a Club in another country.
  • This is a programme which encapsulate all what I believe Rotary is about – the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service
  • Whilst exchanges are on an individual basis a number of other district host international camp for many young people as shown in this slide.
  • This programme best suits a young person who wishes to experience an academic year abroad and would be expected to attend classes in their host country.Equally should a club send a student on this programme, then they would be expected to host a similar return to us. The student’s family would be a key part of this exchange.
  • This is like work experience and is short term rather than long term programme.Again the involvement of local clubs is essential
  • These are the guidelines for selecting a suitable person for YE programmes
  • Now to how it operates:
  • Suggested club committee structure to ensure successful engagement in the programme.
  • So consider being involvedHelp district in taking this programme forwardGet out to the schools, universities youth organisation and help to identify and select students for this programme
  • Like any Rotary programme there are many resources to ensure you can make the decisionsMy job is to assist you and the students in being involved.
  • I look forward to working with you all and am happy to come and speak to your club on Youth Exchange.
  • District Assembly 2010 - Youth Exchange

    1. 1. District AssemblyAberdeen 8 May 2010 <br />Youth Exchange Officer Presentation<br />Bill Wheeler<br />Rotary District 1010 - Scotland North<br />
    2. 2. Provides young people with the opportunity to experience cultures other than their own<br />Gives participants a broader view of the world and a deeper understanding of themselves<br />Develops leadership and communication skills in youth<br />Advances international understanding and world peace<br />What are the Goals of Youth Exchange?<br />Rotary District 1010 - Scotland North<br />
    3. 3. Youth Exchange is one of Rotary International’s structured programs :<br /><ul><li>to help clubs and districts achieve their service goals in their own communities and in communities abroad
    4. 4. fostering fellowship and goodwill in the process. </li></ul>The programs within YE are:<br /><ul><li>The long-term Youth Exchange program is an exchange program for secondary school students.</li></ul>What is Youth Exchange?<br />Rotary District 1010 - Scotland North<br />
    5. 5. Benefits of Youth Exchange<br />Rotary District 1010 - Scotland North<br />Youth Exchange allows students to:<br /><ul><li>Meet people from other countries and experience their culture firsthand
    6. 6. Gain a better understanding of the basic needs we all share and the diversity that makes each culture unique</li></li></ul><li>More than 8,000 students have participate each year in over 60 countries.<br />86% of all Rotary districts participate in the Youth Exchange program.<br />Rotary Youth Exchange is an affordable exchange program.<br />Rotary Youth Exchange is open to the children or Rotarians and non-Rotarians alike<br />Youth Exchange Facts<br />Rotary District 1010 - Scotland North<br />
    7. 7. Students travel to other countries to learn about the culture and the language as well as act as a cultural ambassador for their own country.<br />Youth Exchange Programme (2)<br />Rotary District 1010 - Scotland North<br />
    8. 8. Long Term Exchanges<br />Rotary District 1010 - Scotland North<br />A long-term exchange lasts for an academic year. Students stay with 2-3 host families and are required to attend school in their host country.<br />
    9. 9. New Generations Exchanges are<br /><ul><li>Short-term exchanges within Rotary’s Youth Exchange program
    10. 10. For people between the ages of 18 and 25
    11. 11. Bridges the gap between the Youth Exchange program and the programs of The Rotary Foundation
    12. 12. Often includes a vocational and or educational element</li></ul>New Generations Exchanges<br />Rotary District 1010 - Scotland North<br />
    13. 13. Eligible students for the long-term program<br />must be:<br /><ul><li>Between the ages of 15 and 19
    14. 14. At secondary school or equivalent academic level
    15. 15. Above-average academically
    16. 16. Socially ready to handle living abroad for an extended period</li></ul>Youth Exchange Guidelines<br />Rotary District 1010 - Scotland North<br />
    17. 17. Club committees recruit, screen, and select students and host families for participation in the programme.<br />District YE officers work with other districts within RIBI and RI to select individuals.<br />Rotary International produces a list of district Youth Exchange chairs quarterly to help communication with one another.<br />How Youth Exchange Operates<br />Rotary District 1010 - Scotland North<br />
    18. 18. The club Youth Exchange committee chair, appointed by the club president, is responsible for all aspects of the club’s Youth Exchange program. Suggested positions for the club committee include:<br /><ul><li>Coordinator for:
    19. 19. Inbound, Outbound and Host family activities
    20. 20. Club counselor
    21. 21. Public relations coordinator
    22. 22. Youth protection officer</li></ul>Suggested club committee structure<br />Rotary District 1010 - Scotland North<br />
    23. 23. Get involved with Youth Exchange by<br /><ul><li>Hosting a student, for an afternoon activity, club meeting, or project
    24. 24. Chaperoning exchange student orientations or tours
    25. 25. Serving on the club committee
    26. 26. Working with your district committee
    27. 27. Promoting the program in local schools and to students you know</li></ul>Participate<br />Rotary District 1010 - Scotland North<br />
    28. 28. The following resources are available on the RI Web site:<br /><ul><li>Youth Exchange section
    29. 29. Youth Exchange Handbook
    30. 30. Primer for Exchange Students
    31. 31. Youth Exchange staff e-mail
    32. 32. Rotary E-Learning Center</li></ul>Resources<br />Rotary District 1010 - Scotland North<br />
    33. 33. District Youth Exchange Officer:<br />Bill Wheeler<br />Email: bill.wheeler@rotary1010.co.uk<br />Tel: 01786 474535<br />Thank You<br />Any Questions<br />More Information<br />Rotary District 1010 - Scotland North<br />

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