RYPEN is an annual 3 day residential for 14-17 year olds sponsored by the Rotary Clubs within Rotary International District 9500 (SA/NT). This Rotary Youth Services program develops and empowers the youth of today. Our guest speakers and youth team leaders inspire awardees on topics like self-belief, working in teams, managing conflict, public speaking and goal setting. The event also allows networking between a diverse range of like-minded youth.
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to develop leadership potential in youth from diverse backgrounds through residential programs, empowering them to make positive change in their communities; sponsored by Rotary and run for youth, by youth
- Develop leadership skills in youth
- Deliver engaging session in areas of leadership, self development, team work, conflict management, public speaking, time management, goal setting and other areas of professional development
- Provide a safe, encouraging environment for self development and increased self confidence whilst networking with like-minded peers
- Introduce young leaders to Rotary programs and give awareness of other leadership opportunities within Rotary
Each year our Club sponsors a student to attend this program.