Posted on Mar 20, 2019
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.  Applecross Rotary sponsors and pays for selected participates who see RYPEN as a great opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to youth in their community.      
Participants are aged between fourteen and seventeen years of age who have not yet experienced leadership positions but who have the potential to benefit from :
  • 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 

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.

Applecross Rotary has sponsored participants in RYPEN.
Jasmin Bland
Liam Martin from Mt Nasura and Jasmin Bland from Wyalkatchem District High School were sponsored in 2017-18.
Kate Griffin was sponsored in 2015-16.