Youth service

Youth service

Youth Service recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs.

Focus on youth

This is an annual dinner recognizing outstanding youth in our area, their achievements and their ambitions.  Many students selected for Focus on Youth go on to participate in other Rotary programs and in turn give back through their own youth service.


RYLA, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, is a week long program to assist outstanding young people develop their leadership skills.


RYPEN, Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment, is a program that helps young people aged 15-16 to develop increased motivation, improve life skills, gain a confident self-image and learn how to set and achieve goals.  These programs have proven so popular that two programs are run each year, at Narrabeen in the summer and at Springwood in the winter.

Rotary also conducts a range of other youth programs such as annual Siemens Science award for young people wanting to pursue a career in science, youth international exchange programs, MUNA, mini-United Nations Assembly.  If you wish to learn more about these programs or other programs please contact us.  Our club places strong emphasis on our youth service programmes.