Published on March 8, 2014
Youth Exchange and New Generations Kate Hoeppel, Senior Supervisor, Youth Exchange, RI Evanston, IL, USA
Youth Service – The Fifth Avenue of Service TITLE | 2
Our Programs for Young Leaders New Generations Service Exchange Rotary Youth Exchange 15-19 Interact 12-18 Rotaract 18-30 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) TITLE | 3
How do these programs benefit Rotary?
Benefits to Participants • • • Develop life skills • Learn ethical standards and the dignity of all useful work • Gain opportunities for service, locally and globally Acquire professional and leadership skills Build international understanding and respect for the rights of others ROTARY’S PROGRAMS FOR YOUNG LEADERS | 5
Participant Testimony “Rotary's…programs have been essential to my personal and professional growth. Thank you Rotary for offering amazing programs like Interact, Rotaract, RYLA, and Youth Exchange. You are indeed changing lives for the better!” (USA) ROTARY’S PROGRAMS FOR YOUNG LEADERS | 6
Benefits to Rotarians • Invest in the future • Strengthen schools and communities • Energize club meetings, events, and service projects • Instill a lifelong dedication to service • Develop our next generation of community leaders and Rotarians ROTARY’S PROGRAMS FOR YOUNG LEADERS | 7
Keeping Alumni Engaged TITLE | 8
Coordinate with Other District Leaders • Coordinate with district New Generations Service chairs • www.rotary.org/alumni TITLE | 9
Connect with Alumni Online www.facebook.com/interactofficial www.facebook.com/rotaractor www.facebook.com/rylaofficial www.twitter.com/rotaract Search for: Rotary Youth Exchange (Closed Group for alumni, host families, and youth exchange chairs) ROTARY’S PROGRAMS FOR YOUNG LEADERS | 1 0
Cross-promote Rotary’s Other Opportunities for Young Leaders • • • • • • • ROTEX Rotaract RYLA Rotary Community Corps Vocational Training Teams Rotary Peace Fellowships Global events – New Generations Presidential Conferences – Rotaract and YEO Preconventions TITLE | 1 1
New Generations Service Exchange TITLE | 1 2
Transition to New Model NGSE New program model • Transition began 1 July 2013 • Under oversight of district New Generations Service committees • Not subject to Youth Exchange certification requirements • Funded locally New Generations Service Exchange (NGSE) • Participants must be above 18 and no older than 30 • Strong humanitarian or vocational service component • Individuals or groups • Up to 6 months in duration • Host district will arrange for local transportation, housing and activities • Participants must have sponsorship of local Rotary club, district New Generations Service chair, and governor RCOP 8.060 New Generations Service Exchange TITLE | 1 3
NGSE Examples Vocational tour (group) • Group performing multiple activities surrounding a certain profession (law, tech, etc.) • Group can stay in both host family homes and hotels/hostels • Ensure time for fellowship and Rotary events Unpaid internship/apprenticeship (individual) • Focused on an individual’s profession or area of study • Organize placement at corporation or organization for up to 6 months • Home hosting is suitable • Involve intern in local Rotaract/ROTEX activities Service project teams (group or individual) • Group of young adults interested in particular area of focus (water, education, etc.) • Organize participation in Rotary service project abroad • Give participants leadership opportunities! • Ideal for Rotaractors and ROTEX TITLE | 1 4
Transition Year Work with district New Generations Service chairs to: • Obtain approval of District Governor/Governor elect • Identify projects in your area through community/vocational service chairs • Develop NGSE partner relationships from: – Current exchange partners – Current international project partners – Former GSE partners • Develop partner agreements to set expectations, regardless of whether or not exchange is reciprocal • Consider appointing a responsible project-leader or projectcommittee TITLE | 1 5
NGSE Resources • Further resources are still in development and will be distributed to district New Generations Service chairs soon. • Contact your district New Generations Service chair to see what information is currently available. • Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for a more detailed Powerpoint presentation on NGSE TITLE | 1 6
Why do we still have a membership problem? TITLE | 1 7
Grasstops Youth Programs Survey TITLE | 1 8
Grasstops Youth Programs Survey • In 2012, the RI New Generations Committee surveyed approximately 100 high-performing “grasstops” youth program participants to find out what they think and feel about their Rotary experience and potential Rotary membership. • Over 80% of respondents were former Rotary Youth Exchange students! TITLE | 1 9
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Survey Findings • Over 60% were very interested in further Rotary opportunities, such as: – – – – New Generations Exchange (now NGSE) Ambassadorial Scholarships Peace Fellowships Vocational Training Teams • 80% were very interested in joining Rotary! TITLE | 2 2
Rotary Program Participation Survey TITLE | 2 3
Background and Results • Promoted through district chair kits, Youth Exchange newsletter and www.rotary.org • 8,000+ respondents to date • Wide range of ages, with majority 18-39 years old • 30% current Rotarians • Over 65% interested in joining Rotary! TITLE | 2 4
Many alumni have simply never been asked to join. TITLE | 2 5
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