Our youth are our future leaders!
Rotary International believes in developing the next generation of leaders. The youth programs help younger leaders build leadership skills, expand education and learn the value of service.
T-C Rotary is committed to bringing these opportunities to the youth in our community. We have two amazing programs available to youth which are outlined below.
Youth Services
T-C Rotary has been proudly participating in the Rotary Youth Exchange Program for many years and we have many alumni around the world. This program builds peace—one young person at a time. Students learn a new language, discover another culture, and truly become global citizens. These exchanges are for students ages 15-18 and are a year long coinciding roughly with our school year. T-C Rotary sponsors annually a local student to go on an exchange hosted by a participating rotary club in one of over 100 countries while also hosting a student from another country. 
Exchange students unlock their true potential to:
  • Develop lifelong leadership skills
  • Learn a new language and culture
  • Build lasting friendships with young people from around the world
  • Become a global citizen
Are you a local student interested in participating in the Rotary Youth Exchange Program?
Candidates are ages 15-18 and are leaders in their schools and communities. How do you pursue this amazing opportunity?
  1. Talk to your parents/guardians and get their approval and support.
  1. Connect with the T-C Rotary Club to discuss the opportunity and your application by clicking HERE.
Do you have what it takes to become a dynamic leader and change yourself and the world?
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary clubs and districts where you develop your skills as a leader while having fun and making connections. What are the benefits?
It provides you with the opportunity to connect with leaders in your community and around the world to:
  • Build communication and problem-solving skills
  • Discover strategies for becoming a dynamic leader in your school or community
  • Learn from community leaders, inspirational speakers, and peer mentors
  • Unlock your potential to turn motivation into action
  • Have fun and form lasting friendships
What’s involved?
In District 6330, T-C Rotary club's district, our RYLA program is known as the RYLA Seminar for Tomorrow's Leaders. It is a weekend seminar usually held at Western University in London, Ontario. It is devoted to enhancing and expanding the leadership skills and abilities of grade 10 and 11 students—the next generation of leaders in communities throughout the District! Students are provided with a range of new experiences, tools, and perspectives through icebreakers, group discussions, amazing guest speakers, and other interactive activities that engage and nurture their inner leader! 
RYLA aims to:
  • Demonstrate Rotary's respect and concern for youth;
  • Provide an effective training experience for selected youth and potential leaders;
  • Encourage leadership of youth by youth;
  • Recognize young people who are rendering service to their communities.
  • Most RYLA programs cover the following topics:
    • Fundamentals of leadership
    • Ethics of positive leadership
    • Importance of communication skills in effective leadership
    • Problem-solving and conflict management
    • Rotary's purpose and service to the community
    • Building self-confidence and self-esteem
    • Elements of community and global citizenship
Each year, students create lifelong friends from across District 6330. They are introduced to other Rotary youth programs, including Interact, Rotaract, and Rotary Youth Exchange, and learn how they can stay involved with Rotary in their community after the seminar—they expand their horizons both inside and outside the organization.
This program usual runs in May of each year. To find out more about it, contact the T-C Rotary by clicking HERE.
For many years now, our club has sponsored end of year awards at our two local schools. There are various awards each year, including the following:
Georgian Bay Community School
  • Thornbury-Clarksburg Rotary Award for most improved in Grade 12 French - $150
  • Thornbury-Clarksburg Rotary Athletic Award for student continuing in Athletics related area at post secondary - $250
Beaver Valley Community School
$25 (plus $10 for the plaque) awarded for:
  • Rotary Club Service Above Self – In honour of Murray Hammond
  • Visual Arts Award – In honour of Harold Alexander
  • Highest Academic Award (4 awarded)