Welcome 2023-24 Exchange Students Carolyne Jordan 2023-08-15 04:00:00Z 0 exchange student,peace building,youth exchange

Let's Go Virtual

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Youth Exchange is going virtual!  In light of the pandemic and travel restrictions, we want to keep our cultural exchange and peace building opportunities for youth going strong. 
We are accepting applications through May 10, 2021 for the VIRTUAL summer 2021 Youth Exchange Program. 
Click "CONTACT US" , let us know your high school name, your current grade and if you need us to look up your local Rotary Club contact or if you already have a sponsoring club.  We will reply with an application to be completed and submitted by April 23rd.  It's that simple.  
Rotary youth virtual exchange will connect you with another student aspiring to learn about another country, their lifestyle, culture and language.  Weekly connections will be made one-on-one with students and group video connections will be made periodically throughout the 10-12 week exchange.  Each local student will have a Rotary Club sponsor and a counselor to help guide the process. 
If you are between 15 and 18 years old and are interested in this educational opportunity, please let us know.  The total cost is $125 to participate and there are opportunities for scholarships.  We will get you all the details during the application process.
Spread the word, this is going to be a great adventure which may lead to a life-long friendship.
Let's Go Virtual Carolyne Jordan 2021-04-02 04:00:00Z 0 exchange student,international,peace building,rotary,summer 2021,virtual exchange,youth exchange
My 1st few months as an Exchange Student Patricia Smith 2019-10-31 04:00:00Z 0

Looking for Future Outbounds 

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District 7430 are looking for Outbound Applicants to participate in the Rotary Youth Exchange Long Term Program.    The Youth Exchange Program (YEP) Committee will be accepting applications through November 18, 2023. Contact Linda Kennedy, District Chair at YEPChair7430@gmail.com, if your club has interest in getting promotional items, a presentation at your club or just general information on how to get involved.


Looking for Future Outbounds Linda Kennedy 2019-08-27 04:00:00Z 0 exchange student,peace building,youth exchange
Country Assignments Revealed Jake Atwell 2019-01-09 05:00:00Z 0

Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

Finding Safe Haven

For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Finding Safe Haven 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

Saving lives in Ghana

What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

India celebrates three years without polio

Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
India celebrates three years without polio 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z 0