Youth Programs

Enterprise Academy

Enterprise Academy

For more than 30 years, the Rotary Club of Portland has provided the opportunity for high school students to explore the challenges and opportunities of our free enterprise system and the dynamics of the business world through Enterprise Academy. This innovative weekend retreat allows students to interact with successful business people and to participate in a highly informative and enjoyable team project.

Read More
RYLA

RYLA

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards to recognize young leaders  The purpose of the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is to recognize young leaders in our community and provide them with an opportunity to expand their perceptions and ideals. RYLA participants gain knowledge about themselves and learn to work with others, in order to become a better person and a future leader. Participants are selected through an essay and application process. Once selected to receive the award, young adults are invited to attend a week-long seminar aimed at further developing...

Read More
Youth Exchange

Youth Exchange

International exchange scholarships for high school students The Rotary Youth Exchange Program is an exchange student program for high school students to spend up to a year living with host families and attending school in a different country. Whether you participate in Rotary’s long-term or short-term Youth Exchange programs, you’ll learn a new way of living, a great deal about yourself, and maybe even a new language. You’ll also be an ambassador, teaching people you meet about your country, culture, and ideas. You can help bring the world closer – and make...

Read More