Rotary Club of Orlando is committed to supporting Youth Services through club-sponsored programs & initiatives. For more information, please contact Rotary Club of Orlando Youth Service Committee Chair, Peter Partlow at for more information.

Rotary Club of Orlando is committed to helping young adults in our community develop leadership skills, build lasting friendships, and take action to create positive change. Rotaract brings together young people ages 18-30 in universities and communities worldwide to organize service activities, develop their leadership and professional skills, and have fun.  Follow Rotaract on Facebook, Twitter, Slideshare, and Storify to see what Rotaract clubs are doing around the world. For more information contact John Garceau at

Rotary Club of Orlando Sponsored Rotaract Club
Barry University - Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law




Interact is a club for youth ages 12-18 who want to connect with other young people in their community or school. Interact club members have fun while carrying out service projects and learning about the world. Follow Interact on Facebook and visit Interact’s YouTube channel to see what Interact clubs are doing around the world. For more information contact Samira Patel at or Mike Winslow at or Phil Coffaro at

Rotary Club of Orlando Sponsored Interact clubs
William R. Boone High School


Jones High School




Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive leadership training program for high school students with proven leadership ability and a commitment to service. RYLA participants must be nominated by a local Rotary club and will be asked to submit an application for consideration.  District 6980 offers a Spring camp which provides an opportunity to develop our community’s next generation of young leaders while inspiring them to connect, exchange ideas, and take action in their schools and communities. For more information: or contact Jamie Joyce at  Applications are now available for Spring Camp 2016 participant selection.  Interview will take place in January of 2016.

District 6980 2015 Camp RYLA:

Held at Florida Elks Youth Camp in Umatilla, FL

Spring Session: April 13-17, 2016




Each year, over 8,000 high school students participate in the Rotary Youth Exchange program worldwide, learning a new language and experiencing a new culture, through the efforts of Rotary volunteers around the globe.  The program began in the 1920's, but took off after World War II. The program's primary mission: "To work towards peace and understanding in the world."  Students ages 15-18.5 can participate in a long-term exchange of up to one year, or they can choose a short-term family to family exchange during the summer.  For more information about Rotary Youth Exchange Florida including the application process or if you are interested serving as a host family, visit or contact Tori Eurton, Rotary Club of Orlando at

Want to Study Aboard?

2017-2018 Rotary Youth Exchange Long-Term Outbound Student Applications Open Sept 1 to Nov 1, 2016









Rotary Club of Orlando Sponsored Rotary Youth Exchange Students

2016-17 RYE Outbound Student: Jonah Wilson - Slovakia

2015-16 RYE Outbound Student: Erika Gutierrez - Austria

2015-16 RYE Inbound Student: Virgil Ducluzeau from Lyon, France

2014-15 RYE Outbound Student: Carli Eurton– Italy

2013-2014 RYE Outbound Student: Alex Schelle - Paraguay