Youth Programs

Rotary Club of Beecroft 2022 Youth Awards are now open!

Nominations for all awards close: extended until 5pm Tuesday 21 June 2022


Awards will be presented at the Youth Awards Night on Monday 27 June 

There are three award categories to chose from:

1) Geoff Goldman Apprentice Grant

This award recognises a first or second year apprentice that demonstrates a genuine love for their trade and an eagerness to finish their qualification. The winner will receive a $500 monetary prize to go towards tools and/or education costs relating to their trade/qualification.

Submissions for this award can be completed by the nominee or an external nominator.

2) Young Volunteer of the Year Award

This award recognises high school students that have demonstrated a passion and commitment to volunteering (in line with Rotary's Service Above Self). The winner will receive a $500 monetary prize to support the completion of their education.

Submissions for this award can be completed by the nominee or an external nominator.

3) Bill Grant Memorial Award

This award was established in memory of our club's Past President (1992-1993), Dr William (Bill) Grant, for recognition of his exemplary service to education. It recognises year 11 students who are developing attributes and dedication in pursuit of a career in education and acknowledges their enthusiasm and energy as a positive catalyst for change amongst their peers. The winner will receive a $500 education grant.

Submissions for this award must be completed by the student nominee. However, the nominee will need to list a teacher at their school as a reference. If short-listed, this teacher will be contacted to confirm they support the nomination.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)

A week-long “life changing” experience for young adults who are in the early stages of their career to develop leadership skills. It is an intensive time of nonstop activity and interaction. Participants research current issues and seek solutions through debate and planning and is a rewarding week of teamwork.

This program is run as a district wide initiative. For more information go to

Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN)

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.

Rotary is involved and sponsors some great Youth Service Programs throughout the year. Our objective within Youth Service is to prepare our youth - all young people up to the age of 30 - for a world of challenges and opportunities.  By improving their life skills, we hope to help them achieve a better future, while recognising the diversity of their individual needs. Here is just a brief view of some of the wonderful services Rotary can provide.

Rotary Youth Service Projects take many forms around the world.  Rotarians sponsor athletic teams, centres for disabled children, school safety patrols, summer camps, orphanages, recreation areas, safe driving clinics, county fairs, child-care centres, Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops and children's hospitals.  Many clubs provide vocational counselling, establish youth employment programs

If you want to know more, contract us, or click on this link for more information go to

Train Ride to End Polio

RYLA Oceania

The goal of RYLA Oceania is to develop a network of the brightest global citizens and leaders who are engaged, educated and pushed to achieve measurable results both individually and as a group within their communities.

Primary School Public Speaking Competition

Description TBC

Science and Engineering Challenge

The Science and Engineering Challenge is designed to inspire year 9-10 students to consider future STEM careers by involving them in a series of fun and engaging science and engineering-based activities that would not be available in a school classroom
These activities themselves involve a wide range STEM challenges including building model bridges, planning electrical supply grids, and even building functional catapults.

Trade Information Night

This is to provide an additional information offering to the public about career paths in trades.

Apprentice Scholarship Program

Provide up and coming apprentices an opportunity to compete for a $500 tool voucher

Model United Nations

The Model United Nations Assembly is a significant international Rotary youth program in which our District participates. Senior high school students develop an awareness of the United Nations and the countries they represent at a simulated UN Assembly.  The event provides an excellent forum for students to develop and practice their public speaking skills whilst debating on topical world issues.

This is a fabulous program which Beecroft Rotary has been involved in for many years, not to mention our Club member David Ellyard has held the special position in MUNA as the Secretary General for the past 10 years.

National Youth Science Program

Description TBC.