What is Youth Service?

Youth Service refers to the youngest generation in the family of Rotary.
Past RI President Luis Vicente Giay coined the term New Generations when he shared his belief that the future of Rotary relied on involving young people in the organization’s programs and activities. At the 1996 RI Convention in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, he said:
“Our vision for the future, now more than ever, is the difference between success and failure. The New Generations are our investment in the future. Let us begin to build that future today.”
New Generations Service - renamed Youth Service in 2013 - became Rotary’s fifth Avenue of Service in 2010. It is defined in article 5 of the Standard Rotary Club Constitution:
Youth Service recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities, involvement in community, international service projects and exchange programs that enrich and foster world peace and cultural understanding.
The Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise is committed to providing programs and resources that support our youth - the New Generation.
Our club participates and supports the Rotary Youth Exchange Program and the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program.  Check them out by clicking on the menu item left and above.