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How Rotary Youth Exchange Can Benefit Your Club

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While the benefits of Rotary Youth Exchange are evident from alumni success stories, the program’s role in building the family of Rotary, boosting member engagement, and developing peace and understanding is not always clear. Come learn about Youth Exchange as a service opportunity, and explore how your club can benefit from this transformational program.

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How Rotary Youth Exchange Can Benefit Your Club

  1. 1. A PAGE FOR BIG BOLDBULLET ITEMS HOW ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE CAN BENEFIT YOUR CLUB PDG Bruce Goldsen | 4 June 2019
  2. 2. HOW ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE CAN BENEFIT YOUR CLUB PDG Bruce Goldsen | 4 June 2019
  3. 3. Does your club host a student? Yes ?
  4. 4. Does your club host a student? Or No?
  5. 5. WHY NOT?
  6. 6. The Excuses
  7. 7.  It’s too much work!  We can’t find host families!  There’s too much paperwork!  There are so many rules!  The student we had 10 years ago wasn’t good! The Excuses Have you heard (or used) them?
  8. 8. WHY HOST?
  9. 9. So Why Host? How about SERVICE?  Our highest-profile Rotary program  Brings Rotary’s internationality to your club members without them having to leave the country (or your town)  Provides your members with an opportunity to mentor and interact with your student
  10. 10. So Why Host? How about SERVICE?  Convince your club to host a student!  Yes, now…
  11. 11. A PAGE FOR BIG BOLDBULLET ITEMSAttracting host families It WILL Payoff  Be creative when looking… church, work, social circles, futbol/baseball/rugby events  Engage them in your club’s activities, especially but not only those with your student  Thank them OFTEN and make them feel special
  12. 12.  They will tell others about their great experience!  They will host again!  They will join Rotary! Benefits of host families Assuming a POSITIVE EXPERIENCE
  13. 13. Rotary Youth Exchange: World Peace Through Understanding
  14. 14. “The exchange life teaches you so much about not only a foreign country and culture, but also about yourself and the people you love. I'm so grateful to share this experience with awesome friends!”
  15. 15. “This year has been unbelievable. I have been able to experience things that most people won't get to in their entire lives- I've been to nearly a dozen countries, learned another language, made friends from all over the world, became familiar with a new culture, and found a second home. I'm so, so thankful to be given such an amazing experience.”
  16. 16. A brief personal story
  17. 17. Rotary Youth Exchange is LIFE CHANGING…
  18. 18. But Who’s Life???
  19. 19. Rotary Youth Exchange = Leadership
  20. 20. Rotary Youth Exchange = Service
  21. 21. Rotary Youth Exchange = Friendships
  22. 22. Questions? Bruce Goldsen bruce@goldsen.com
  23. 23. THANK YOU! Bruce Goldsen, bruce@goldsen.com
  24. 24. Rate this session in the Rotary Events app, available in your Apple or Android app store.
  25. 25. This presentation and others from throughout the convention are available through the convention mobile app and on SlideShare at www.SlideShare.net/Rotary_International.

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