Posted by Bob Ruehl on Aug 27, 2021
Young Leaders In Action - Engaging the next generation of Rotary leaders
August 2021
Engaging the next generation of Rotary leaders
Are you looking for ways to engage your youth program participants virtually? Try organizing a virtual exchange for your Interact club, RYLA program, or with your Youth Exchange students. Virtual exchanges offer participants many of the same benefits as in-person exchanges, such as challenging their stereotypes, increasing their empathy, and developing their intercultural competence. Learn more about how to organize a virtual exchange in this new video!
Taking Action
Share your ideas at the 2022 International Convention in Houston
Do you have an idea or project that you want to share with your Rotary family? Breakout sessions can inspire attendees, help them polish their leadership skills and give them new ideas for projects, fundraising, diversifying membership, and more! 
Help us build an inclusive breakout program that celebrates Rotary’s youth programs! We are seeking proposals in English, Spanish, or Portuguese. Submit your proposal online by Thursday, 30 September 2021. If you have any questions, please contact us at
Visit the Youth Protection page on My Rotary
Rotary is committed to fostering environments that are safe and positive for young people and free from discrimination and physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. As part of that effort, there is a new webpage dedicated to youth protection. It includes an online form for anyone who wants to make a report related to protecting youth who are involved in Rotary in any way.
Nominate your outstanding Rotaract project
Every year, Rotary International recognizes the top Rotaract projects around the world in the Rotaract Outstanding Project Awards. One club and multi-club group receiving top honors will each be awarded US$1000 to support their projects. Nominations are now open!     
Resources & Events
Note: This list is informational only and does not constitute an endorsement of any event. Please contact event organizers for details. 

3-4 June 2022
Rotaract Preconvention 
Houston, USA

4-8 June 2022
Rotary International Convention 
Houston, USA

Do you have an upcoming event to add to this list? Email us at
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