Youth Service
Our Youth Service program aims to enhance opportunities for both
high-achieving and marginalised young people.
 
COMMITTEE:
Director:  Geoff Leddy
Members:  Allen Morgan, Ian Aspinall, Suzanne Lee-Archer, Mike Healy, Cedric Gowlett
 
Our major activities are: 
 
National Youth Science Forum (NYSF)
NYSF assists Grade 12 students wishing to follow careers in science, 
engineering and technology by providing an insight into the 
world of science and establishing valuable contacts in the science 
industry and universities. The forum provides participants with 
personal development. Duration is 12 days in January of each year. 
Applications are accepted from Year 11 students through their 
school in early July (to attend the forum in the following January). 
Information is available from the NYSF web site: www.nysf.edu.au. 
 
Rotary Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA)
RYDA is a half-day road safety program for Years 10 & 11 students, many 
of whom already have a learner's driving licence. It consists of a 
series of practical and powerful workshops that aim to change the 
way young people think about road safety. As part of an interactive 
one-day experience, students experience braking at different 
speeds, devise travel strategies that will work for them in the real 
world and get tips from road safety experts on how to protect
themselves, their friends and family. Perhaps the most impactful 
moments come from the personal stories of loss and survival. In 
one session, students watch a powerful and emotional video on the 
life and tragic death of an 18-year-old provisional driver and her 
best friend. In another, they sit with a crash survivor and hear first-
hand how one poor choice can change a life forever. 
The Science Experience
The  Science Experience is a fun three to four days of 
science activities for students in Years 9 and 10. Applications are made through the student's 
school in August and December each year. For further information, visit web site 
www.scienceexperience.com.au.
 
Rotary Youth Citizenship Awards (RYCA)
Citizenship awards are presented to Year 6 students at 11 local 
primary schools at the end of the school year. The awards are in 
the form of a framed Rotary certificate and a $50 book or IT voucher.
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