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  • Interact for high schoolers: Boone High

  • Rotaract Bringing young adults together: Barry Law School

  • Rotary Youth Leadership Awards and Training

  • International Youth Exchange

There are currently 10,900 Rotaract clubs around the world

bringing together 250,700 people ages 18-30 to exchange ideas with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun through service.

In communities worldwide, Rotary and Rotaract members work side by side to take action through service. From big cities to rural villages, Rotaract is changing communities like yours.

Rotaract members decide how to organize and run their clubs, manage their own funds, and plan and carry out activities and service projects. Rotary club sponsors offer guidance and support and work with your club as partners in service.

The Rotary Club of Orlando is proud to be the sponsor of the Rotaract Club at The Barry School of Law and is currently working to establish a club at the new UCF-Valencia Downtown Campus.

We Truly Change Lives

“My year abroad in Denmark was definitely the most impactful experience in my life so far. Experiencing another culture, learning another language, and meeting other exchange students from across the globe allowed me to grow more than I thought was possible in 11 months. I would not trade this experience for the world, and I’d give anything to be able to live through it again.”

- Sierra

“The best thing was that I gained new families and long lasting relationships and friendships. When I got back home I was just filled with gratitude. I also realized how blessed I was to have this opportunity. I found that I changed a lot and have different opinions than I did before I left.”

- Paula

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA):

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. 

What are the benefits?

  • Build communication and problem-solving skills

  • Learn strategies to help students become leaders in their school or community

  • Learn from community leaders, inspirational speakers, and peer mentors

  • Unlock potential to turn motivation into action

  • Have fun and form lasting friendships

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Rotary Youth Leadership Awards


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..

Rotary club of Orlando is committed to supporting youth services through club-sponsored programs & initiatives. 

Rotary club of orlando sponsors Rotaract Club Barry University – Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law

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Interact clubs bring together more than 468,000 young people ages 12-18 i 20,000 clubs to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self. Find out how serious leadership can be seriously fun.

Follow Interact on Facebook and visit Interact’s YouTube channel to see what Interact clubs are doing around the world.  Interact clubs organize at least two projects every year, one that helps their school or community and one that promotes international understanding. Rotary club sponsors mentor and guide Interactors as they carry out projects and develop leadership skills.

​What are the benefits?

Connect with leaders in the community and around the world to:

  • Take action to make a difference in your school and community

  • Discover new cultures and promote international understanding

  • Become a leader in your school and community

  • Have fun and make new friends from around the world

​The Rotary Club of Orlando is proud to sponsor an Interact Club at Boone High School. Click below for more information.

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Interact clubs

International Youth Exchange

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.  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.

Exchange students unlock their full potential to:

  • Develop lifelong leadership skills

  • Learn a new language and culture

  • Build lasting friendships with young people from around the world

  • Become a global citizen

Click below for more information about Rotary Youth Exchange Florida including the application process or if you are interested serving as a host family.

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International Youth Exchange
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