The Milton Rotary Club will be presenting an informational meeting about Rotary International’s programs for students and youth at the Milton Public Library, 476 Canton Avenue. There are two exciting programs offered to high school students in Milton. Come and learn how you may enjoy these programs.
Rotary International, a worldwide organization of business and community leaders, dedicated to “Service above self” is uniquely positioned to offer youth programs, which can change the lives of those who participate. Through them young people can earn scholarships, travel on cultural exchanges, or help a community through a service project.
The first program is Rotary Youth Exchange. If you are a Milton resident between the ages of 15 and 19, in the upper one third of your academic class, and want to be a world traveler, the Rotary Club of Milton could give you a ticket for a great experience you will remember your whole life. In 2020-2021, the Milton Rotary Club will be offering two exchanges – a long term and a short term:
Additionally, hosting an exchange student can be an incredibly rewarding experience for your family, providing an international experience without leaving home. Host families provide room and board and share their lives with exchange students, involving them in family, community, and cultural activities.
In recent years, Milton High School students have enjoyed long-term exchanges in Japan, France, Thailand. Over the past eleven years, the Milton Rotary Club has hosted students from Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovinian, Brazil, Chile, France, Japan, and the Ukraine. Having foreign students in Milton makes a richer educational experience for all our children, and teaches them about the world as no other way can.
The second program is Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), which is Rotary's leadership development program for young people. While participants can be any age, most events focus on secondary school students, university students, or young professionals. RYLA participants are nominated by their local Rotary clubs and can be Milton residents who are sophomores or juniors in high school.
RYLA events are typically 3–10 days long and include presentations, activities, and workshops that cover a variety of topics, including:
During the year participants seek to work on community service projects. Next spring RYLA will be held at Cape Cod Sea Camps. Participants can be Milton residents who are sophomores or juniors in high school.