These responsibilities are shared among the club president and the club Youth
Exchange committee and chair as follows:
The club president appoints the club Youth Exchange chair, who should be someone with previous Youth Exchange experience. The president also oversees the selection of the club committee and supports the club’s Youth Exchange activities.
The club Youth Exchange chair plans, implements, and supports all activities involving sending and hosting long-term and short-term exchange students.
The club Youth Exchange committee provides support as directed by the chair. The size and scope of this committee will vary according to the size of the club and the extent of its involvement in the program.
The activities of Rotary clubs to foster safe environments for youth extend beyond the club
president. Roles within each club vary based on program needs and a club’s committee structure, but they can include club Youth Exchange officers, Rotarian counsellors, Interact club advisers, and RYLA volunteers.
Strong support and effective management of youth programs throughout the club are essential to ensuring that all youth protection policies, including district procedures, RI policies, and local laws and regulations, are followed. All club-level volunteers and program officers must understand Rotary and district policies and work with their club presidents to communicate
all youth protection concerns to district leaders and/ or local law enforcement promptly. Those who have admitted to or been convicted of a crime related to sexual abuse or harassment are ineligible for Rotary membership — even if these crimes were committed long ago or against other adults.
Rotary Youth Exchange provides an opportunity of a lifetime for young Australians currently studying Year 9 to 12 to study abroad for the following year.
They’ll spend up to 12 months living and studying in a foreign country, learning a lot about themselves and the culture of their adopted host families.
It’s an amazing, life-changing experience you can give your kids that they will never regret.
Rotary Youth Exchange District 9600 is a Student Exchange Organisation registered in Queensland by the Department of Education & Training (DET) International Quality Unit, Mary St, (LMB 827), Brisbane QLD 4001 - Ph: 07 3513 6748