Youth Services

 

Back to School Grant for Displaced Persons     

The Karrinyup Rotary Youth Service team has established a ‘Back to School 2023’ grant to assist children of Ukrainian Displaced persons living in Western Australia. Its purpose is to help cover the expenses of funding their back-to-school requirements for 2023. Families can apply for a grant of $200 for local children, who have settled here after fleeing the war in Ukraine. To be eligible, they must have the 769 visa that applies to DP’s from Ukraine. Applications on the attached form should be made to the club email. The Youth committee will assess the applications for approval.

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Alta1 Graduation 2022     

Alta-1 offers learning pathways to disengaged students across Australia. Alternative education programs – in class and online – deliver solutions that include community involvement, therapeutic support and education outcomes. In recognition of the support Karrinyup Rotary provided to Alta 1 School in Mullaloo during the year, Tess Gardner and Geoff Inman were invited to attend the 2022 Graduation Night at the Mullaloo campus.

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Alta-1 Wellness Day 2022     

Alta-1 offers learning pathways to disengaged students across Australia. Children come into the Alta-1 program because they have been damaged by trauma. Teachers at the ConnectEd Middle School Campus in Perth felt there was a need for a day that provided practical skills and learning in a fun environment, as many of the students are in need of support with basic day to day living skills. Another Wellness Day was held recently with Karrinyup Rotary again providing support.

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2022 National Youth Science Forum     

As part of our Youth Service, Karrinyup Rotary again sponsored two students to attend the 2022 National Youth Science Forum (NYSF). Eddy Giacomel introduced our 2022 students Julyanna and Jagriti both from our link school Warwick SHS. In their joint presentation, the girls each described their experience at NYSF, an annual program which brings together hundreds of Year 12 students from all around Australia. The program is designed to encourage young people in their passion for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

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Congratulations to 2022 RYPEN Participants     

Jane Wake introduced Luka and Rocco Obradovich, who were the Karrinyup Rotary participants in the 2022 Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment. This program is for Year 10 students, who have leadership potential, demonstrate other positive personal attributes, who are community minded and actively involved in the community. In thanking the club, the boys told us they found the program well organised, inspiring and said they were pushed out of their comfort zone. Both also completed twenty hours of community service at the Stirling Farmers Market. President Jenni presented the boys with their certificates.

RYLEAP 2022     

Youth Director Trish Lynch told us Abdiwahab Hillow needed no introduction as he had attended our meetings on several occasions previously, first as a recipient of the 2019 Stan Perron Award and most recently in March 2021, as a graduate of Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA). Building on this experience, the club was really excited to sponsor Abdiwahab's attendance at RYLEAP. He is RC Karrinyup's first participant in the Rotary Leader Extension Advanced Program.

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Alta-1 Alternative Education     

Vocational Service Director Kay Durrant introduced Grahame and Nicole Walker from Alta-1, Joondalup. This senior secondary and middle school alternative offers a recovery pathway for students ages 12 - 19 years from all regions, enabling them to obtain a Western Australian Certificate of Education. Located in various metro locations and some country areas, classroom and online programs deliver solutions that include community involvement, therapeutic support and education outcomes.

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Supporting Blinky Bill     

The RC Karrinyup this week gave a substantial donation in support of Blinky Bill - Car #96 in the Variety Bash 2021 to be held in August in the Pilbara. Blinky Bill is driven by local youth Ethan, along with his mum Jennifer as navigator. Our club was impressed to see a young person from our area fundraising for such a great cause. Started by Dick Smith in 1985, the Bash raises funds for the Children's Charity, Variety. To date, over $23 million has been raised for sick and disadvantaged kids around Australia. It is not a race or a rally, rather in Dick Smith's words, "a drive in the outback with a few mates" in cars that are 25 years or older, which have been done up in a fun theme. Read more and support Blinky Bill.

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Report on RYLA 2021     

Youth Director Trish Lynch introduced our three graduates from the 2021 RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) program. Phoebe, Abdiwahab (Didi) and Audrey spoke of their experiences during the week long course they attened in January sponsored by RC Karrinyup. Speaking as a team, the trio spoke glowingly about their learning experiences, making new friendships with complete strangers, experiencing teamwork, public speaking and gaining a huge boost to their self-confidence.

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Support for RYLA 2021     

The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program offers young men and women between the ages of 18 and 25 years an opportunity to attend a residential seminar designed to develop their leadership skills. RC Karrinyup sponsored three worthy participants to the 2021 RYLA program held recently - Phoebe Earnshaw, Abdiwahab Hillow and Audrey Repsevicius. The young people will present an account of their experience to members at a club meeting early in March.

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Stan Perron Award to Warwick SHS Student     

Past District Governor Fred Marsh (RC Scarborough) made a belated presentation to Abdiwahab Hillow from our link school Warwick SHS, winner of an inaugural Stan Perron Award. Abdiwahab was nominated by his school as a student, who met all the criteria. The award seeks students, who excel both academically and at sport, make a contribution to the school community service and who emulate the elements of Rotary’s Four Way Test in their relationship with their teachers and fellow students. The award provides a medal and a scholarship of $500 towards further education.

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A Year in Norway     

RC Karrinyup Youth Director Trish Lynch is passionate about the Rotary Youth Exchange program so was most enthusiastic to introduce our 2019 Outbound Rotary Youth Exchange student Alicia, newly returned from her year in Norway, to tell us about her adventure of a lifetime. Last month we farewelled our 2020 Outbound student Julia to Belgium. Applications for Outbound Rotary Youth Exchange in 2021 are now open and close on 31st March 2020. Could this be you! Read more information or contact us.

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2020 National Youth Science Forum Report     

As part of our Youth Service, RC Karrinyup again sponsored students to attend the 2020 National Youth Science Forum. However, for this year's succesful applicants the experience was certainly not what they were expecting. This week, Alana Dooley and Nic Cleaver told us of their unprecedented adventures in Canberra and, while disappointed at missing some key events, were full of praise for the way the organisers handled the emergency.  

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GLOW Guides     

It was our privilege to sponsor Bettie, one of the Aranmore Catholic College Glow Guides, to attend a Girl Guide Camp last year. Girl Guides aims to assist girls to empower girls and young women to grow into confident, self-respecting members of the community, developing confidence and life skills. GLOW Guides, Leederville is part of the organisation's Diversity Project.- and it fits very nicely into our Club's aim to support projects that promote and enhance our Nation's Diversity. 

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