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Rotary Club of Maitland Sunrise has a Youth Committee that oversees activities involving young people from the local area. 
 
Some of the youth programs that are offered in this area are
  • Rotary Youth Exchange Program (RYEP). Students that are 15 to 16 years old and usually in Year 10 go on a 12 month exchange to one of over 15 overseas countries. The student is hosted by families and attends school while on exchange. Generally students depart Australia in the January when they would begin year 10 and return again the following January. Further information on this can be found at Some of the youth programs that are offered in this area are the Youth Exchange Program. Students that are 15 to 16 years old and usually in Year 10 go on a 12 month exchange to one of approx 16 overseas countries. The student is hosted by families and attends school while on exchange. Generally students depart Australia in the January when they would begin year 10 and return again the following January. Further information on this can be found at www.youthexchange.net.au.
     
  • Rotary Youth Program for Enrichment (RYPEN) is designed for 14-17 year olds who come together over a weekend at Myuna Bay on the shores of Lake Macquarie, for discussion and activities designed to make them become aware of their personal potential. This program will assist the students in developing life skills. More information can be found about RYPEN at http://www.rotaray9670.org.au/SitePage/rotary-youth-program-of-enrichment-(rypen).
 
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) is specifically directed at 18-25 year olds and is a lesson in life and leadership skills. These should help the student break away from the mediocre to be amongst the successful achievers. Lessons learnt are invaluable and lasting friendships are made during the week long course. Further details about this course can be found at http://www/rotary9670.org.au/SitePage/rotary-youth-leadership-program-(ryla)