New Generations Service Exchange (NGSE)

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Youth Exchange and New Generations
Kate Hoeppel, Senior Supervisor, Youth Exchange, RI
Evanston, IL, USA
Youth Service – The Fifth Avenue of Service
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Our Programs for Young Leaders
New Generations Service Exchange
Rotary Youth Exchange 15-19
Interact 12-18
Rotaract 18-30
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
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How do these programs benefit Rotary?
Benefits to Participants
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Develop life skills
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Learn ethical standards and the dignity of all
useful work
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Gain opportunities for service, locally and
globally
Acquire professional and leadership skills
Build international understanding and respect
for the rights of others
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Participant Testimony
“Rotary's…programs have
been essential to my personal
and professional growth.
Thank you Rotary for offering
amazing programs like
Interact, Rotaract, RYLA, and
Youth Exchange. You are
indeed changing lives for the
better!” (USA)
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Benefits to Rotarians
• Invest in the future
• Strengthen schools and communities
• Energize club meetings, events, and
service projects
• Instill a lifelong dedication to service
• Develop our next generation of
community leaders and Rotarians
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Keeping Alumni Engaged
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Coordinate with Other District Leaders
• Coordinate with district New Generations Service chairs
• www.rotary.org/alumni
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Connect with Alumni Online
www.facebook.com/interactofficial
www.facebook.com/rotaractor
www.facebook.com/rylaofficial
www.twitter.com/rotaract
Search for: Rotary Youth Exchange
(Closed Group for alumni, host families, and
youth exchange chairs)
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Cross-promote Rotary’s Other Opportunities for Young Leaders
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ROTEX
Rotaract
RYLA
Rotary Community Corps
Vocational Training Teams
Rotary Peace Fellowships
Global events
– New Generations Presidential Conferences
– Rotaract and YEO Preconventions
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New Generations Service Exchange
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Transition to New Model  NGSE
New program model
• Transition began 1 July 2013
• Under oversight of district New Generations Service committees
• Not subject to Youth Exchange certification requirements
• Funded locally
New Generations Service Exchange (NGSE)
• Participants must be above 18 and no older than 30
• Strong humanitarian or vocational service component
• Individuals or groups
• Up to 6 months in duration
• Host district will arrange for local transportation, housing and activities
• Participants must have sponsorship of local Rotary club, district New Generations
Service chair, and governor
RCOP 8.060 New Generations Service Exchange
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NGSE Examples
Vocational tour (group)
• Group performing multiple activities surrounding a certain profession (law, tech, etc.)
• Group can stay in both host family homes and hotels/hostels
• Ensure time for fellowship and Rotary events
Unpaid internship/apprenticeship (individual)
• Focused on an individual’s profession or area of study
• Organize placement at corporation or organization for up to 6 months
• Home hosting is suitable
• Involve intern in local Rotaract/ROTEX activities
Service project teams (group or individual)
• Group of young adults interested in particular area of focus (water, education, etc.)
• Organize participation in Rotary service project abroad
• Give participants leadership opportunities!
• Ideal for Rotaractors and ROTEX
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Transition Year
Work with district New Generations Service chairs to:
• Obtain approval of District Governor/Governor elect
• Identify projects in your area through community/vocational service
chairs
• Develop NGSE partner relationships from:
– Current exchange partners
– Current international project partners
– Former GSE partners
• Develop partner agreements to set expectations, regardless of
whether or not exchange is reciprocal
• Consider appointing a responsible project-leader or projectcommittee
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NGSE Resources
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Further resources are still in development and
will be distributed to district New Generations
Service chairs soon.
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Contact your district New Generations Service chair to
see what information is currently available.
• Email [email protected] with questions or for a
more detailed Powerpoint presentation on NGSE
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Why do we still have a membership problem?
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Grasstops Youth Programs Survey
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Grasstops Youth Programs Survey
• In 2012, the RI New Generations Committee surveyed
approximately 100 high-performing “grasstops” youth
program participants to find out what they think and feel
about their Rotary experience and potential Rotary
membership.
• Over 80% of respondents were former Rotary Youth
Exchange students!
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Survey Findings
• Over 60% were very interested in further Rotary
opportunities, such as:
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New Generations Exchange (now NGSE)
Ambassadorial Scholarships
Peace Fellowships
Vocational Training Teams
• 80% were very interested in joining Rotary!
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Rotary Program Participation Survey
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Background and Results
• Promoted through district chair kits,
Youth Exchange newsletter and
www.rotary.org
• 8,000+ respondents to date
• Wide range of ages, with majority 18-39
years old
• 30% current Rotarians
• Over 65% interested in joining
Rotary!
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Many alumni have simply never been asked to join.
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