Rotary Youth Enrichment Program

Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN)

RYPEN 2018 will be held on the 16th – 18thMarch  2018 further details will be made available through the Rotary Clubs of Dromana and Rosebud Rye
Teenagers today benefit greatly from opportunities to develop "life skills" and motivation to help them cope with the challenges of a very competitive future.

Pressure is put on students to perform academically and their results are the benchmark of success. However other skills are needed for the next stage of a student's growth, be that further education or the workplace.

During an intensive residential weekend, young people aged approximately 15 to 16 years will develop increased motivation, improved life skills, better self-image, pride in themselves and an understanding of setting and achieving goals.  At the same time, participants are interacting with peers from different backgrounds, and different parts of our district, improving their teamwork skills and having fun!!  All this done in an informal atmosphere, where questions and debates are encouraged.

Which students

  • Full time students from years 9/10
  • Students who have undeveloped potential
  • Students are welcome from both the public and private sector
  • This program is aimed towards students who need a helping hand to develop leadership, initiative and responsibility skills
  • Contact your local high school Year 9 Adviser or School Counsellors
  • Clubs are encouraged to commit to TWO students from each school
  • We aim at equal numbers of male and female students

Students Achieve

  • Improved leadership skills in a non-threatening environment
  • Increased motivation and improved life skills
  • Improved self-image and pride
  • Develop an understanding of setting and achieving goals
  • Increased confidence to overcome problems and take control of their future.

What's in it for the Rotary Club

  • Fills a niche in the teenage market
  • Supports Rotary's commitment to youth
  • Good "bridge" to RYLA, Youth Exchange, and Rotaract
  • Great opportunity to build relationships with local schools.

Today's RYPENarians are our future Rotaractors, Rotarians, LEADERS


After the event

  • invite your participant(s) back to a club meeting to hear about their experiences and present them with a certificate
  • Invite a local dignitary or sponsor to do the presentation, take a photo and send it to your local paper