Five Tips for New Generations Month

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Sep 262013
 

From the Rotary Coordinator Blog
By Adam Arents, Program and Promotions Coordinator
New Generations

RYLA and Rotary Youth Exchange can be opportunities of a lifetime, but sometimes program participants need a little help from Rotarians to turn these transformative experiences into a lifelong commitment to service.

At its January 2012 meeting, the RI Board of Directors affirmed that service is an essential component of all New Generations activities. Adding a service dimension to your zone’s youth and young adult programs can promote leadership, team-building skills, tolerance, and a commitment to social responsibility.
Rotary Coordinators are uniquely positioned to help clubs and districts take their New Generations Service to the next level. Here are five ways that you can encourage Rotary clubs in your zone to promote service for young people during New Generations Month:
1.    Plan a joint service project with Rotaractors. Collaborate with one club or several to develop an innovative service project together.
2.    Invite RYLA participants and Rotary Youth Exchange students to volunteer at one of your Rotary club’s service events. This can be an energizing way to connect young people from different programs as “partners in service.”
3.    Help Interactors or Youth Exchange students raise funds for ShelterBox, one of Rotary’s project partners. Young people can ask their friends and family to sponsor them to sleep in a tent for a night to raise awareness about disaster relief. Check theShelterBox website for more project ideas.
4.    Encourage Rotaractors and Interactors to plan a project in one of Rotary’s six areas of focus. New Generations participants can volunteer at a local flu vaccination site, tutor younger students, or hold a community forum on gang violence or bullying.. Find more ideas in Rotary’s Areas of Focus Guide.
5.    Support international service projects through a twin club relationship between a local Rotaract club and a club in another part of the world. Rotary Youth Exchange students can help foster connections between clubs in their sending and hosting districts.
How are you going to take New Generations to the next level in your region?
Sep 162013
 

new generations monthSeptember is New Generations Month in the World of Rotary.

What is New Generations, you ask?

The New Generations initiative seeks to involve young people in Rotary service. Here are several ways your club can participate in New Generations Month, direct from the new Rotary.org web site.

Leadership is an essential aspect of Rotary—and we offer both clubs and programs to help emerging leaders develop their skills. Through these groups, participants strengthen their leadership skills, serve their communities, increase their world understanding, build friendships, and more.

ROTARACT

Rotaract brings together people ages 18-30 in universities and communities worldwide to organize service activities, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun. Rotary clubs sponsor them, but Rotaract members manage and fund their clubs independently. Rotaract members work closely with their local Rotary club, and may join after their Rotaract membership ends.

HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE IN ROTARACT?

Follow Rotaract on FacebookTwitterSlideshare, and Storify to see what Rotaract clubs are doing around the world.

To find a Rotaract club in your area, contact your local Rotary club.

INTERACT

Interact is a club for youth ages 12-18 who want to connect with others in their community or school. Interact club members have fun while carrying out service projects and learning about the world. Interact clubs organize at least two service projects a year: one that benefits their community and one that encourages international understanding. While Interact clubs receive guidance from individual Rotary clubs, they govern and support themselves.

HOW CAN PARTICIPATE IN INTERACT?

Follow Interact on Facebook and visit Interact’s YouTube channel to see what Interact clubs are doing around the world.

To find an Interact club in your area, contact your local Rotary club.

RYLA

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a leadership development program run by Rotary. While participants can be any age, most events focus on secondary school students, university students, or young professionals. RYLA events are typically 3–10 days long and include presentations, activities, and workshops that cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Leadership fundamentals and ethics
  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving and conflict management
  • Community and global citizenship

HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE IN RYLA?

Follow RYLA on Facebook to learn about inspirational events happening around the globe.

RYLA participants are nominated by their local Rotary clubs. To learn more about a RYLA event in your area, contact your local Rotary club.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September is New Generations Month

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Sep 032013
 

new generationsSeptember is New Generations Month in the World of Rotary.

What is New Generations, you ask?

The New Generations initiative seeks to involve young people in Rotary service. Here are several ways your club can participate in New Generations Month, direct from the new Rotary.org web site.

Leadership is an essential aspect of Rotary—and we offer both clubs and programs to help emerging leaders develop their skills. Through these groups, participants strengthen their leadership skills, serve their communities, increase their world understanding, build friendships, and more.

ROTARACT

Rotaract brings together people ages 18-30 in universities and communities worldwide to organize service activities, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun. Rotary clubs sponsor them, but Rotaract members manage and fund their clubs independently. Rotaract members work closely with their local Rotary club, and may join after their Rotaract membership ends.

HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE IN ROTARACT?

Follow Rotaract on FacebookTwitterSlideshare, and Storify to see what Rotaract clubs are doing around the world.

To find a Rotaract club in your area, contact your local Rotary club.

INTERACT

Interact is a club for youth ages 12-18 who want to connect with others in their community or school. Interact club members have fun while carrying out service projects and learning about the world. Interact clubs organize at least two service projects a year: one that benefits their community and one that encourages international understanding. While Interact clubs receive guidance from individual Rotary clubs, they govern and support themselves.

HOW CAN PARTICIPATE IN INTERACT?

Follow Interact on Facebook and visit Interact’s YouTube channel to see what Interact clubs are doing around the world.

To find an Interact club in your area, contact your local Rotary club.

RYLA

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a leadership development program run by Rotary. While participants can be any age, most events focus on secondary school students, university students, or young professionals. RYLA events are typically 3–10 days long and include presentations, activities, and workshops that cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Leadership fundamentals and ethics
  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving and conflict management
  • Community and global citizenship

HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE IN RYLA?

Follow RYLA on Facebook to learn about inspirational events happening around the globe.

RYLA participants are nominated by their local Rotary clubs. To learn more about a RYLA event in your area, contact your local Rotary club.

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