Who We Support

Rotary Youth Programs

​Since the Rotary Club of Jimboomba was formed in 1986, the club has actively promoted Youth Programs for the youths of the Jimboomba area and beyond.

Interact Club

Interact Club is a schooled based club and we have one established at Jimboomba’s Hills International College. They are designed to connect school and students to the needs of the community by bringing together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self

Rotaract Club

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Rotaract Club is designed for younger persons who may not be able to spend time serving in the community due to work &/or family responsibilities but still want to help when they can. We are currently establishing a local club.

Rotaract is a global organisation that empowers students and young professionals to create positive change in their local communities and around the world. Rotaract provides unique opportunities that assist its members in becoming the business and professional leaders of tomorrow.

Rotaract Clubs are more than just community service groups. Each club is part of a global effort to bring peace and international understanding to the world.

Rotary Youth Exchange Australia

The Rotary Youth Exchange Australia (RYEA) program is the world’s biggest and best-known student cultural exchange program. The program provides an opportunity of a lifetime for young Australians between 15 & 18 to study abroad – by spending time in a different country, in a different culture, while going to school.

Today, between 8000 and 9000 exchanges are arranged each year affording students from around 80 countries of the Rotary world the opportunity of a lifetime.

Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment

Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN) is a weekend residential experience for youth aged 14-16 years designed to develop skills that will assist them in the transition to adulthood. Participants are involved in a variety of workshops and activities, which provide an opportunity for them to personally develop, gain self confidence, communication skills, challenge themselves, build friendships, and develop life skills

Rotary Youth Transition Seminar

The Rotary Youth Transition Seminar (RYTS) is designed for young people aged 16-18 years of age (year 11 and 12 students). It is a 6 day personal development and leadership program (camp style) structured so to develop their leadership, interpersonal and practical life skills. Participants will hear from inspiring guest speakers and participate in activities that will challenge them on many different levels.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a leadership program for young people 13-30 who have usually been through one of our youth programs. It is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary clubs and districts where you develop your skills as a leader while having fun and making connections.

RYLA is a great opportunity to connect with leaders in your community and around the world to:

  • Build communication and problem-solving skills
  • Discover strategies for becoming a dynamic leader in your school or community
  • Learn from community leaders, inspirational speakers, and peer mentors
  • Unlock your potential to turn motivation into action
  • Have fun and form lasting friendships

RYLA participants are nominated by local Rotary clubs. Contact us to find out more about RYLA events in our area, how to apply, and any costs of getting involved.

National Youth Science Forum

The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) Year 12 Program is designed to give students a broader understanding of the diverse study and career options available in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and to encourage them to continue their studies in these fields.  At the NYSF Year 12 Program run in January each year, participants will:

  • visit science and technology related laboratories and facilities,
  • go on site tours,
  • listen to lectures,
  • take part in workshops,
  • go to social events, and
  • participate in group activities that improve communication and presentation skills.

NYSF is a program dedicated to exposing outstanding year 11 students who are thinking about a career in science and engineering and related disciplines to major scientific institutions and researchers, so that they may make more informed choices for their future.

They are also given training in time management, interview skills and public speaking. The Forum is fully residential and takes place during January in Canberra and Brisbane. All activities are fully supervised by student staff and resident Rotary counselors.