MULTIDISTRICT CONTACT WEBSITE SCANEX Website www SCANEX org

  • Slides: 21
Download presentation

MULTI-DISTRICT CONTACT & WEBSITE SCANEX Website: www. SCANEX. org Ronda Werner , YE Chair,

MULTI-DISTRICT CONTACT & WEBSITE SCANEX Website: www. SCANEX. org Ronda Werner , YE Chair, D-5240 Multi-District SCANEX/Rotary YES Managing Director Programs [email protected] com

OUTLINE • • PURPOSE OF RYE PROGRAM BRIEF OVERVIEW OF RYE PROGAM TERMINOLOGY &

OUTLINE • • PURPOSE OF RYE PROGRAM BRIEF OVERVIEW OF RYE PROGAM TERMINOLOGY & Types of Exchanges YOUTH EXCHANGE FAQ’S HOW TO HOST A STUDENT ROTARY COUNSELOR REVIEW

WHAT IS ROTARY YES/SCANEX? • Organization of 10 Rotary Districts in So. Calif, AZ,

WHAT IS ROTARY YES/SCANEX? • Organization of 10 Rotary Districts in So. Calif, AZ, Nevada, Hawaii &Utah that pool their resources to provide effective & efficient services. • Rotary YES has the COMBINED advantage of years of YE experience together with Rotarians in local Districts.

PURPOSE OF RYE • TO PROMOTE PEACE & UNDERSTANDING • STUDENTS BECOME BETTER WORLD

PURPOSE OF RYE • TO PROMOTE PEACE & UNDERSTANDING • STUDENTS BECOME BETTER WORLD CITIZENS • LEARN A NEW CULTURE & LANGUAGE • INT’L CONFLICT RESOLUTION CAREERS & • EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME • FUTURE AMBASSADORIAL SCHOLARS • FUTURE ROTARIANS • COLLEGE APPLICATION • CAREER ADVANCEMENT & OPPORTUNITIES • LIVE THE CULTURE,

ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE VS. OTHER YE PROGRAMS • RYE is run by volunteers so

ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE VS. OTHER YE PROGRAMS • RYE is run by volunteers so cost is significantly less than comparable programs • Student is Hosted by whole Rotary Club • Have 2 -3 Host Families • Receive Stipend • Many planned activities • End of year tours

BACKGROUND OF RYE • This year almost 8, 000 students from 80 countries will

BACKGROUND OF RYE • This year almost 8, 000 students from 80 countries will enrich their lives • Students will see another part of the world from the inside out through RYE • RYE Began in California in 1939

TERMINOLOGY OUTBOUND – Student Going Abroad from our District INBOUND – Student Placed in

TERMINOLOGY OUTBOUND – Student Going Abroad from our District INBOUND – Student Placed in our District From Abroad ROTEX – former Inbound or Outbound RYE – Rotary Youth Exchange YEO – Youth Exchange Officer LTEP: Long Term Exchange Program STEP: Short Term (Summer) Exch Program

TYPES OF EXCHANGES • • • SHORT TERM: Family to Family Only 3 -6

TYPES OF EXCHANGES • • • SHORT TERM: Family to Family Only 3 -6 Weeks Summer Program Short Application No Student Visa Req’d • LONG TERM: • Full Academic Year • Student has 1 -4 host families (3 Optimal) • Student has J-1 Visa and must attend HS • Student Learns Language Fluently • Not Family-to-Family

YOUTH EXCHANGE FAQ’S

YOUTH EXCHANGE FAQ’S

 • Who is eligible to be an exchange student?

• Who is eligible to be an exchange student?

ELIGIBLE STUDENTS OUTBOUND or INBOUND STUDENTS: • May be related to Rotarian OR NOT

ELIGIBLE STUDENTS OUTBOUND or INBOUND STUDENTS: • May be related to Rotarian OR NOT • Aged 15 – 18. 5 at start of exchange • Enthusiastic, adaptable, above avg. grades • Can go abroad before or after graduation as long as student is within age range • Prefer to go Junior Year but this is optional • Sources: Interactors, RYLA grads, Club, Foreign Language Classes

TIMELINE • July - November Recruit • Mid July: Host Family Outbounds, conduct &

TIMELINE • July - November Recruit • Mid July: Host Family Outbounds, conduct & Counselor Training interviews • Mid to Late August: • December 31 Inbound students Outbound Apps due arrive and Outbounds • March – May: Place Depart Inbounds, Home nd Weekend in Sept. : • 2 Interviews Inbound So. Cal. • Early Spring: Outbound Rotary Orientation in Orientation for So. Cal Lake Elsinore held in Camarillo

How Do We Host a Student? • Appoint Club YEO/Counselor (can be same person)

How Do We Host a Student? • Appoint Club YEO/Counselor (can be same person) • Let District YEO know of interest in Hosting (students placed in Spring) • Board Approval for Hosting a Student • Budget approx. $1, 500 to cover student’s expenses - $100 Mo. Stipend, Misc. , District Conference, RYLA, etc. • Confirm 1 st Host Family & possible 2 nd & 3 rd families • Can co-host with nearby Rotary Club

HOW DO WE PROMOTE RYE? • District YEO has a • Appoint Club YEO

HOW DO WE PROMOTE RYE? • District YEO has a • Appoint Club YEO FAQ sheet for • Club YEO attends potential host families District Assembly New Generations Session • Let Interactors know about program – may • RI has Host Family want to go abroad or primer & other be host family materials on RI • Offer Outbound website scholarship to help deserving student go abroad

HOST FAMILY SOURCES • • • Club members – Club YEO should ask in

HOST FAMILY SOURCES • • • Club members – Club YEO should ask in person Interact Club, RYLA Grads Student’s friends at school Families of Outbound Students Hosts do NOT Have to be Rotarians as long as they are willing and suitable • Sources: Friends, Neighbors, Church • Ideally students have 2 -3 host families – length of time is totally flexible

HOST FAMILY & COUNSELOR ORIENTATION • Held in mid-July before students arrive • Covers

HOST FAMILY & COUNSELOR ORIENTATION • Held in mid-July before students arrive • Covers Host Family and Counselor Responsibilities, answer questions • Helps Families understand program & rules, cycles of homesickness, adaptation • Discuss Expectations • Go over the planned YE Activities

ROTARY COUNSELOR • • • Is available to student for the whole year Meets

ROTARY COUNSELOR • • • Is available to student for the whole year Meets with student at least once a month Helps find & Interview Host Families Provides Counseling & Support Develops trust and good rapport Watches out for signs of abuse or harassment • Former Host Parents make good Counselors • Counselor has to be Rotarian

YOUTH ABUSE AND HARASSMENT PREVENTION • New Policy from RI – Applies worldwide •

YOUTH ABUSE AND HARASSMENT PREVENTION • New Policy from RI – Applies worldwide • Host Families & Counselors undergo a basic criminal background check • We have Youth Abuse & Harassment Prevention Policy & Committee for District • Follow RI Stmt of Conduct for working with Youth • All Districts in SCANEX are certified for Youth Exchange

REVIEW • Multi-District Program: Rotary YES/SCANEX • STEP & LTEP Program – Eligible Students

REVIEW • Multi-District Program: Rotary YES/SCANEX • STEP & LTEP Program – Eligible Students • Timeline: Place INBOUNDS in Spring & Recruit OUTBOUNDS in Fall • Promote RYE: Club YEO, Recruit Outbound Student • Brochure & FAQ handouts are available • Safety of students is foremost

YOUTH EXCHANGES LIVES

YOUTH EXCHANGES LIVES