Rotary has many opportunities for young people, both children and adults, to get involved. From leadership training, through competitions, to exchange visits and clubs specifically for younger age groups, there are lots of way to join in with Rotary. Scroll through a brief summary here, and if you’ve any questions please contact us.
Rotary sponsors a number of great organisations for young people. Many of our members began their Rotary ‘career’ in Rotaract Clubs, and with Interact and RotaKids now available too, there are Rotary sponsored clubs for all ages from 7 upwards. Here at Bloxwich Phoenix we don’t currently have any of these in place, but we’d be keen to support new clubs starting. If you’re interested, please contact us. For more information click on the graphics or scroll down the page to find out about other Rotary programmes.
Rotakids is for children aged 7-12. Clubs can be organised in schools, youth clubs or community centres.
At age 12 Interact takes over, and has offerings for young people up to the age of 18. These are often school based, and clubs have to commit to carrying out at least two service projects a year. For the young adults Rotaract provides a platform for those aged 18-30 to bring about positive change in communities whilst building career enhancing skills.
RYLA and New Generations Service Exchange are two of Rotary’s programmes for Young Adults. The Rotary Club of Bloxwich Phoenix has sponsored a number of people through RYLA in the past. RYLA, or Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, is a leadership development programme which in our District is aimed at 16/17 year olds. The course runs for five days in August, and provides exposure to leadership scenarios, and builds problem-solving, team building and management skills, whilst giving the opportunity to meet new people and build some lasting friendships. The Exchange programme meanwhile is a programme for 18-30 year olds who would like the opportunity to live abroad and experience a different culture. The participant covers some of the costs of the exchange, but these are typically much lower than commercial alternatives. The activities planned must include one or more supporting Rotary Areas of Focus. There are opportunities for both individual exchange and group exchanges, and if you might like to participate we can jointly explore what opportunities might be available at the time to match your expectations. For more information on either scheme, contact us, or click through the graphics.
Fancy yourself as a budding cook? The Young Chef competition will put your skills to the test.
It’s open to all students in full-time education aged 11-17. Whether you’re keen for a culinary career or just an enthusiastic home cook, this competition is a fantastic opportunity.
The Young Musician competition gives both instrumentalists and vocalists the chance to show their talents and wow audiences. It’s open to all amateur performers up to age 17 and in full-time education, providing they are not full time students of music or performing arts studying for above A level (or equivalent) qualifications.
This competition has three distinct age groups of competition, 7-10, 11-13 and 14-17. There is both a national and a district based competition, and both give participants the chance to express themselves through photography, interpret a brief, and experiment with both traditional and digital methods.
This team based competition has intermediate (11-13) and a senior (14-17) age groups. Teams of three research, formulate ideas, discuss topics and present, building their confidence and communication skills as they enter the sometimes daunting world of public speaking.
This competitions offers participants the chance to express themselves and get creative with the written word. A theme is given, but entries can be poetry, fiction or non-fiction. There are three age groups, 7-10, 11-13 and 14-17 with national finals in each.
Technology Tournaments are one day events for multiple teams of four students to engage with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths by collectively solving a previously unseen technology task. There are three categories, Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced, with options for ages 11-18.