Note that this is titled Youth Service and not Youth Services. The difference is more than subtle. We provide opportunities for youth to be of service, we are not in the business of serving youth per se. We do serve youth by providing a way for them to be of service.
INTERACT, AND RYLYA
Leadership is an essential aspect of Rotary—and we offer both clubs and programs to help emerging leaders develop their skills. Through these groups, participants strengthen their leadership skills, serve their communities, increase their world understanding, build friendships, and more.
Interact is a club for youth ages 12-18 who want to connect with others in their community or school. Interact club members have fun while carrying out service projects and learning about the world. Interact clubs organize at least two service projects a year: one that benefits their community and one that encourages international understanding. While Interact clubs receive guidance from individual Rotary clubs, they govern and support themselves.
HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE IN INTERACT?
The Rotary Club of Sammamish sponsors two Interact Clubs, one at Eastlake High School and the other at Eastside Catholic. We hope to charter a new club at Skyline High School as well. If you are interested in participating in that effort please contact the club.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a leadership development program run by Rotary. While participants can be any age, most events focus on secondary school students, university students, or young professionals. RYLA events are typically 3–10 days long and include presentations, activities, and workshops that cover a variety of topics, including:
- Leadership fundamentals and ethics
- Communication skills
- Problem solving and conflict management
- Community and global citizenship
HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE IN RYLA?
Follow RYLA on Facebook to learn about inspirational events happening around the globe.
RYLA participants are nominated by their local Rotary clubs. To learn more about a RYLA event in your area, contact the club.
Club contact: Youth Service Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org