Our Youth Exchange Inbound Students
Countries represented this year are Germany, France, Czech Republic and Italy.
Photo contains both District 7680 and 7670 inbound students.
More than 8,000 students each year travel to over 200 countries building cultural bridges by serving as ambassadors throughout the world and Rotarians are there to guide them and take part in the experience of creating global understanding.
District 7680 Youth Exchange is part of the Ohio-Erie multidistrict. Additional information, applications, country lists, host family applications and more can be found at www.ohioerie.org
Role of District 7680 Rotary Youth Exchange Committee
- Assistance and support to participating clubs
- Orientation of inbound and outbound students as well as clubs and host families
- Social events for youth exchange throughout the year
- 7 out of 10 district committee members are former Rotary Youth Exchange students
Early Act First Knight is Character Education With Impact!
EAFK is a wonderful way for our District Clubs to positively impact the lives of students in grades K-8.
Who: The football field is lined with 700 students chanting their school cheer “All Day –All Knight.” An additional 100+ teachers, staff, parents and visitors
are clapping for the class of 2018 as they enter the stands. The excitement builds as the announcer introduces the teams and they gallop onto the
field – Sir Jefferson, Sir David, Sir Timothy, Sir…wait a minute! Those aren’t football players. They look like knights in armor on horses. And those
cheerleaders look a lot like Royal Queens and Princesses. And the helpers on the field look like squires with lances and rings.
This is not a football game. It is the annual kick off tournament for Early Act First Knight, a Rotary sponsored character development program that teaches students what it means to put Service before Self. During the tournament and throughout the daily curriculum, students see examples of what it means to be “Fair to All Concerned.” The Four Way Test is incorporated into daily studies and traits such as Honesty, Tolerance, Confidence, Citizenship and Perseverance are studied using Rotary and current events as teaching examples. Rotarians are involved as role models and mentors working with the school on a monthly basis.
NewGen Peacebuilders is a youth peace education program that emphasizes the role of young people in achieving a peaceful world. The curriculum and facilitation draw on a variety of academic and experiential peace education resources and integrate best practices in global education. Participants earn recognition from District 7680 and certification as youth peace ambassadors recognized by the Rotary Action Group for Peace.
Rotaract originally began as a Rotary International youth program in 1968 and has grown into a major Rotary sponsored organization of over 9,030 clubs spread around the world and 207,690 members. It is a service, leadership and community service organization for young men and women between the ages 18–30. Rotaract focuses on the development of young adults as leaders in their communities and workplaces. Clubs around the world also take part in international service projects, in a global effort to bring peace and international understanding to the world.
"Rotaract" stands for "Rotary in Action", although the name originally comes from a combination of "Rotary" and "Interact" (International + Action), the high school level program created by Rotary International in 1962.