Youth - developing the next generation

hands2We believe: "It is the responsibility of each Rotarian to prepare the next generation – all young people up to the age of 30 – by improving their life skills to ensure a better future. We undertake projects that support the fundamental needs of Youth: health, human values, education, leadership and self development."

Turramurra Youth Centre

The Turramurra Youth Centre is a partnership between Ku-ring-gai Council and Turramurra Rotary Club. It provides a wide range of recreational and vocational activities for youth aged from 12 to 18.

Located under the Turramurra Library in Ray Street, the Youth Centre is open from 3.30pm to 6.30pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays during school terms.

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Youth Exchange - an opportunity of a lifetime!

Rotary Youth Exchange provides young people with an opportunity to experience the cultures and accomplishments of people in other countries. An official program of Rotary International, 8,000 students exchange annually to around 60 different countries. Turramurra Rotary sponsors an outbound student, and hosts an inbound student.

As a Rotary Exchange student, you will spend one year living in another country, usually with three or four host families. You will become part of those families and their community. In your host country you will learn another language, experience different foods, study different subjects and enjoy a new culture. You will learn a great deal about yourself, gain confidence and self-sufficiency, and experience adventures that will take a lifetime to recount!

Australian students undertake the exchange at the end of year 12. As selection is extremely sought after, prospective year 11 students should contact us now. Interviews are conducted from December to February, with final selection confirmed in May. 

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We sponsor.....

Turramurra Rotary sponsors participants to:

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA): a fantastic 1 week leadership training seminar for young adults 18 -26 years. Held at Vision Valley in January. Applications close 31 October. More information and application form is available at: ryla website

Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN): an intensive residential weekend for Year 9 students going into Year 10, focused on developing increased motivation and improved life skills. Held at Collaroy in February - applications close 31 October. More information and application form is available at: rypen website

National Youth Science Forum: a two week experience for outstanding Year 11 science students. Held in Canberra in January. Applications close 31 May.

Siemens Science Experience: a 3 day "hands on" science experience for Year 9 & 10 students.

Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA): teams from schools represent a country at a simulated UN Assembly, and address and debate problems and issues of international concern.

Interact Clubs: school based service clubs, where students get opportunities to develop initiative, leadership skills, teamwork skills, a community service ethic and international understanding.

Please contact Parry Monckton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 0411 751 766

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