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May 2020 is Youth Services Month

May is Youth Services (formerly called New Generations) Month when Rotary Clubs around the world focus on youth services, Rotaract, Interact, RYLA, Youth Exchange and in some Districts - Earlyact.


It's a global movement of young leaders who are developing innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

Rotaract clubs bring together people ages 18-30 to exchange ideas with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun through service. In communities worldwide, Rotary and Rotaract members work side by side to take action through service. From big cities to rural villages, Rotaract is changing communities. Rotaract clubs decide how to organize and run their club, manage their own funds, and plan and carry out activities and service projects aligned with causes that are important to their community. Rotary club sponsors offer guidance and support and work with the club as partners in service. There are 9,522 Rotaract Clubs with 291,000 members in 177 countries.

You can help young adults to develop leadership skills, build lasting friendships, and create positive change through Rotaract. Not only will Rotaract make a difference in their lives, it will also energize and inspire your Rotary club and connect you with enthusiastic and capable partners in service.  Everything you need to organize, certify, and manage a club is in the Rotaract Handbook. Chiang Mai International Rotary Club sponsors a Rotaract Club at Payap University


You can take action, build international understanding, and make new friends around the world.

Interact clubs bring together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self. Interact clubs organize at least two projects every year, one that helps their school or community and one that promotes international understanding. Rotary club sponsors, mentors and guides Interactors as they carry out projects and develop leadership skills. There are 20,372 Interact Clubs with 468,000 members in 159 countries.

Empower young people in your community to take action, develop leadership skills, and gain a global perspective through Interact. Not only will Interact challenge them to reach their full potential, it will also energize and inspire your Rotary club while building connections in the community and around the world. Everything you need to organize, certify, and manage your club is in the Interact Guide for Rotary Club Sponsors and Advisers.

Chiang Mai International Rotary Club sponsors Interactors at Chiang Mai International School and Unity Concord International School.


EarlyAct™ is a school-wide service club for elementary students from ages 5 to 13. The mission and operation of EarlyAct™ are closely linked to the ideals of Rotary and provide the foundation and natural succession into Interact. EarlyAct™ provides young students the opportunity for gaining an increased awareness and knowledge of their community and the world. At a young age, all students can easily be encouraged to be caring and helpful. Their minds are open to recognize the dignity and worth of each individual which builds respect for others. EarlyAct™ also engages students in character-building activities and prepares them for leadership roles to identify and carry out projects which benefit their school, local and global communities. More at

Rotary Peace Fellowships:

Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 professionals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships at our Rotary Peace Centers.

Rotary Community Corps

Finding community solutions to community challenges, Rotary Community Corps unites Rotary members with nonmembers to make a positive difference.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)

RYLA is a leadership development program for young people who want to learn new skills, build their confidence, and have fun. Events range from one-day seminars to weeklong camps.

Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE)

Rotary Youth Exchange builds peace one young person at a time. Students learn a new language, discover another culture, and truly become global citizens.


For 100 years, The Rotary Foundation has been turning project ideas into reality. Our clubs receive funding to support humanitarian projects, scholarships, and international exchanges.


Rotary invests more than $7 million a year in our future leaders and philanthropists by funding scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study.


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