Youth Programs

Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA)

Simulates the workings of the U.N. assembly by having teams of two students represent a particular U.N. country. Topics are debated on matters of world political and social concern. It is held over a week-end to give sufficient time for all participants to become involved. The main aim is to develop an awareness of the United Nations in students as well as international situations of other countries and to encourage students to study topics from another country’s perspective. The program is for Year 11 students and is held each year in May, teams of two students represent and debate the views of their allocated country.

Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN)

This program is one of personal development to communicate to students aged between 14 and 17 years of age a series of ideas, problems and social experiences over a three day seminar designed to assist the young participants to form their own values and moral standards.  The camp is held in September each year.

Camp Awakenings

Is a weekend youth development program for Year 9 students which is focuses on building support networks for the participants through friendship and trust. Through self-belief, self-respect, a positive attitude and motivation, the participants develop and harness methods, tools and skills to counter the challenges faced by today’s youth. This program is run in April each year.

4 Way Test Speaking Competition

Is a program for Year 10 students and aims to promote to young people the ideals and ethical values of Rotary by drawing attention to the wider applications and implications of Rotary’s Four Way Test. It also fosters proficiency in the art of public speaking.

ConocoPhillips Science Experience

Is a program for Year 9 and 10 students who have an interest in Science. The program provides participants with the opportunity to engage in a wide range of fascinating science activities under the guidance of scientists who love their work. Our club usually sponsors students to attend this program during the January school holidays.

ANZAC Public Speaking Competition

This is Year 11 ANZAC public speaking competition is run in the lead up to ANZAC Day. Participants speak on a specific topic related to the ANZAC legend for 7 minutes and are judged on the usual public speaking evaluation criteria. The winning speaker will be expected to deliver his/her speech at the Dawn Service. This program is run in early April each year.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)

Rotary Youth leadership Award (RYLA) is an intensive six-day training program for young people aged 18 to 30 with leadership potential. The program covers fundamentals and ethics of positive leadership, communication skills, problem-solving and conflict management, Rotary’s purpose and service to the community, building self confidence and self-esteem and elements of community and global citizenship. This program runs in July each year.

TAFE Student Sponsorship

Our Rotary Club sponsors two disadvantaged students at Moorabbin Holmesglen to assist them with the cost of their studies.