The Youth Exchange committee promotes, administers and coordinates the exchange of youth in the district with young people from abroad.
RYE role is to place the exchange students and to assist the sponsoring clubs in arranging programs and activities for them.
District 6970's Youth Exchange Program was honored to receive the Gold District Achievement Award at the North American Youth Exchange Network Conference in Cincinnati (2016), North Little Rock (2015), Cancun, Mexico (2014), Orlando (2013) and Chicago (2010).
In 2005-2006, our district's Youth Exchange program was recognized as the Outstanding Youth Exchange Program in the USA-CANADA Region.
Each year, over 8,000 high school students participate in the Rotary Youth Exchange program worldwide, learning a new language and experiencing a new culture, through the efforts of Rotary volunteers around the globe. The program began in the 1920s, but took off after the II world war.
The program's primary mission: "To work towards peace and understanding in the world".
The Youth Exchange (YE) programs in Florida are growing, through the efforts of the multi-district organization, Rotary Youth Exchange Florida, Inc.
Each of the eight districts in the Sunshine State is committed to promoting Rotary Youth Exchange, and at least half of the districts have been honored with District Achievement Awards at the annual conferences of the North American Youth Exchange Network
The mission of the Rotary Youth Exchange Program is to work towards peace and understanding in the world.
There is a lot more to know about the District 6970 program. Here is where you will find it — RYEFlorida.org/6970