Commited To Supporting Local Youth
Beyond our various projects (fundraising and hands-on) supporting children both in Australia and around the world, we remain very committed to providing experiences and leadership development opportunities for local youth.
Read on to see how we go about it.
Interact Club of Frankston High School
Interact is a school-based service club for youth aged 12-18 years who want to connect with other young people and have fun while serving their community and learning about the world.
Interact at Frankston High is a jointly sponsored initiative of the Rotary Club of Frankston Sunrise and Peninsula Rotaract.
The club run is by students and is mentored by members of our sponsoring clubs and some wonderful and committed teachers. With some 50 passionate and committed student members in 2021, Interact is delivering some great initiatives while fostering leadership and personal development for its members.
An Interact Club typically runs 2 initiaitves per year:
1. in support of their local community
2. building international awareness and understanding
But Interact at Frankston High pushes way beyond that!
A selection of the 2021 Highlights:
Donation Drive - supporting Community Support Frankston & Life Gate
Butterfly Project - supporting healthy body image and LGBTQI+ awareness
Upcoming: Trivia Night in support of Free To Shine - working to keep Cambodian school girls safe and in education
All this and more achieved in a year interupted by Covid lockdowns and periods of home schooling!
Each year we sponsor local secondary school students to attend various Rotary programs.
Key Highlights include:
MUNA - Model United Nations Assembly
Allowing senior secondary school students to develop an awareness of the United Nations and the specific country they represent at a simulated UN Assembly. It gives students an opportunity to develop and practice their public speaking skills whilst debating on topical world issues.
NYSF - National Youth Science Forum
A residential program encouraging young people in their passion for science
RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership Award
An intensive 6 day live-in leadership experience helping young people develop their leadership and team-building skills whilst having fun and making connections
RYPEN - Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment
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