The Rotary Clubs of District 6560 and Rotary International offer unique learning opportunities for emerging leaders to develop their skills. Through these clubs and programs, participants strengthen their leadership skills, serve their communities, increase their world understanding, build friendships, and more.
Rotaract brings together people ages 18-30 in universities and communities worldwide to organize service activities, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun. Rotary clubs sponsor them, but Rotaract members manage and fund their clubs independently. Rotaract members work closely with their local Rotary club, and may join after their Rotaract membership ends.
To find a Rotaract club in your area, contact your local Rotary club.
Interact is a club for young people ages 12-18 who want to join together to tackle the issues in their community that they care most about. Interact club members carry out hands-on service projects, make international connections, develop leadership skills, and have fun in the process.
Every Interact club carries out two service projects a year — one that helps their school or community and one that promotes international understanding. Service projects are an effective way for clubs take action at home and abroad, connect with other young leaders, and get members excited about their Interact club.
Interact clubs usually meet at least once or twice a month. Interact Clubs are active at Anderson High School, Avon High School, Brownsburg High School, Fishers High School and Hamilton Southeastern High School. Contact the clubs to find out about their next meeting, service project, or social event. To learn more about Interact, visit Rotary’s Interact website.
To find an Interact club in your area, contact your local Rotary club.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a leadership program coordinated by Rotary Clubs around the globe. Each year, thousands of young people participate in this program. Young people ages 14–18 in the Central Indiana area are sponsored by the Rotary Clubs in their community to attend the camp run by our Rotary District 6560.
The purpose of the program is to recognize young people who have demonstrated leadership skills or show the potential to be leaders, and provide them with an opportunity to explore and further develop these skills with other with similar capabilities.
During the three-day conference held at Camp Tecumseh, Brookston, IN, participants will:
- Explore their own style and strengths
- Learn skills that will enable them to be aware of and to address community needs
- Interact with adult role models who are active in their professions and community
- Develop and learn leadership skills
- Have a lot of fun!
How can I participate in RYLA?
RYLA participants are nominated by their local Rotary clubs. To learn more about a RYLA event in your area, contact your local Rotary club.