Posted on Jun 10, 2016
Interested Young people who live, go to school or work in the City of Melville are invited to contact the Club’s Youth Director for more information about the following opportunities.
Handicamp: A week full of fun and challenges, and a lifetime of experiences
Handicamp provides an opportunity for young people with a disability and between the ages of 18-35, to attend a one-week live-in camp assisted by staff and buddies. Applications open on 1 October for the camp which is held in mid-January of the following year for both campers and buddies.
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National Youth Science Forum (NYSF)
The National Youth Science Forum is a two-week programme for students moving into Year 12 who are thinking about a career in science, engineering and technology.
The forum takes place in January at the University of Western Australia or at the Australian University in Canberra. The cost includes travel to and from the location and accommodation if required. All activities are fully supervised by student staff and Resident Rotary Counsellors.
The program is extremely intensive with little time for outside activities except for meeting people already in the program.
The most important aspect coming from NYSF is a network of friends, colleagues and support groups throughout Australia which will be of value to participants for the whole of their lives. The NYSF continues after January, in the form of university seminars and industry site visits in March and April and afterwards as a long term personal network of people with common aims Encouraging Excellence. 
The NYSF helps students in Year 12 who wish to follow careers in science, engineering and technology by introducing them to research and researchers, by encouraging the achievement of excellence in all their undertakings and by helping to develop their communication and interpersonal skills. It also fosters discussion of and interest in major national and global issues ans emphasises the importance of maintaining continuing active interest in sport, arts and music.
In the January program the NYSF places equal emphasis on pure research and engineering in both the physical and biological sciences. However, in the human biology fields the emphasis is on biomedical research and biotechnology rather than medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, physiotherapy or similar professions.
Rotary in WA Driver Education (RWADE)
Rotary in WA Driver Education is a program adopted by Rotary Clubs in both Districts 9455 and 9465. It is the strong preference of WA Police, RAC, and other supporting organisations that a common approach across WA be implemented and that it be subject to continuous improvement.
The program runs over one day for ideally about 180 students from Year 10 or 11 and is conducted at the RAC DTEC or other suitable location approved by the Joint RWADE Committee. The program comprises six different educational sessions.
Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE)
The Rotary Youth Exchange Program provides for the selection and sponsorship of students in the 15 -18 year age group to travel to another country to spend twelve months attending a secondary school and living with host families in that country.
Rotary Youth Exchange students must be at least 15 years and have not yet turned 19 years on the date of departure from Australia which is generally mid-January of each year.
Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA)
The Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) is a challenging 7 day programme which provides a unique opportunity for leadership skills development. Rotary is seeking young people between the ages of 18 and 28 who have the talent, energy and motivation to discover their leadership potential!.

RYLA is for young adults with proven leadership experience and potential leaders from diverse backgrounds. Whether they are a secondary school student, university student, or young professional, RYLA provides a unique opportunity to learn, grow, have fun, and make new friends. The RYLA experience prepares young people to be leaders in their community, profession, and other facets of everyday life.

The seminar program has a strong focus on personal and leadership development. It will assist participants to become aware of their own strengths and weaknesses, to understand the basics of leadership and to apply this knowledge to develop their leadership capabilities.  

Who should attend?
RYLA provides a broad range of experiences to rapidly assist your personal growth. RYLA graduates are able to: ·      
  • Define their personal values and ambitions more clearly,     

  • Promote themselves, their ideas, and their values more effectively,      

  • Inspire themselves and others to achieve goals, and

  • Are empowered to contribute more fully to their work, social, and/or other communities.

    RYLA provides a fun and stimulating environment. It's a place for them to try new things, make new friends, learn about themselves and others - and have fun!
    What does RYLA offer?
  • Gain practical experience across a range of focus areas, ·     

  • Further their knowledge and skills in leadership, ·     

  • Network with other like-minded young people, ·     

  • Participate in adventurous physical activities and team exercises, and ·     

  • Challenge their mental toughness and critical thinking.

    What will they do?
  • Leadership ·     

  • Self-Awareness ·     

  • Communication ·     

  • Public Speaking ·     

  • Goal Setting ·     

  • Problem Solving ·     

  • Time Management ·     

  • Team Work ·     

  • Small Group Dynamics ·     

  • Motivation

    Camp Details
  • Dates: Saturday 14th January 2017 - Saturday 21st January 2017

  • Location: Baptist Serpentine Camping Centre, 22 Transit Road, Jarrahdale

  • Applications Close 30 November 2016

    How much does it cost?
  • The costs for next January's seminar have not yet been finalised. However previously costs have been in the order of $170 from applicant and $710 from the sponsoring Rotary Club.

  • Clubs will be asked to provide payment with the Nomination form. In the event that a nomination is not accepted, the Committee will advise the nominated contact and either ask for the club to sponsor a successful nominee from elsewhere, or refund the payment. ·     

    Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN)
    RYPEN stands for Rotary Youth Programme of Enrichment which through a weekend live in seminar for up to 45 participants, aims to create in young adults an awareness of their place in and responsibility towards, society. Participants are sponsored and paid for (at a cost of around $285 pp) by the many Rotary Clubs within District 9465 who see RYPEN as a great opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to youth in their community.   
    Who Should Apply?
     Teenagers between fourteen and seventeen years of age who have not yet experienced leadership positions, but who have the potential to benefit from such exposure.
    What Does RYPEN Offer?
  • Increased motivation and improved life skills

  • Better self image and more pride in self

  • An understanding of how to set and achieve goals

  • The confidence to overcome failure and take control of the one's future

  • An opportunity to challenge personal boundaries

What Does it Involve?
RYPEN is an intensive programme which includes developing and implementing problem solving skills. At the same time participants from different backgrounds are interacting with each other and improving their teamwork skills. Activities may include a low ropes course, a team building course, workshops, games and more done in an informal atmosphere, where questions and debate are encouraged.
Where is it Held?
The camp is held at the Baptist Churches of WA-Serpentine Camping Centre, 22 Transit Road, Jarradale WA 
When is it Held?
There are two camps scheduled as follows:
  • Friday 16th September 2016 - Sunday 18th September 2016

  • Friday 12th May 2017 - Sunday 12th May 2017

A brochure and the application form for the next Camp will be available shortly.