17. Interact - Rotary clubs organize and sponsor this service organization for youth ages 14-18. Rotaract - Rotary clubs organize and sponsor this leadership, professional development, and service organization for young adults ages 18-30. Rotary Youth Exchange - Clubs and districts send and host students ages 15-19 who travel abroad for cultural exchanges of one week to a full year; about 8,000 a year. Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) - Clubs and districts sponsor seminars to encourage and recognize leadership abilities of youth and young adults ages 14-30. Rotary’s Commitments to Youth Rotary International Programs
19. The Rotary Foundation of RI is a not-for profit corporation whose mission is to enable the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. The Rotary Foundation
20. The Rotary Foundation $570.7 million in assets The Rotary Foundation supports humanitarian and educational programs implemented by clubs and districts thereby promoting world understanding and peace.
21. Achieving the US$100 per Rotarian annual giving goal will enable the Foundation to meet the need for humanitarian and educational programs identified by Rotary clubs and districts worldwide. The Rotary Foundation
24. In 1965, the Group Study Exchange program was also established, enabling over 30,000 business and professional men and women to participate in vocational activities in countries other than their own. TRF Programs – Educational Programs
25. In 1999, seven Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution were established. TRF Programs – Educational Programs
26. Since its launch in 1985, more than two billion children have received oral polio vaccine as part of this program. Rotary’s commitment to youth has never been more far-reaching than with its PolioPlus program. TRF Programs – PolioPlus The PolioPlus program was launched in 1985.
27. TRF Programs – PolioPlus The Global Polio Eradication Initiative has reduced the incidence of polio by more than 99 percent. Today, endemic wild poliovirus has been eliminated from all but four countries (Afghanistan, India, Nigeria and Pakistan) in the world, and just 945 cases were reported worldwide in August 2008. Millions more were protected by vaccination.
28. Currently, the global funding gap for 2008-09 stands at US$ 490 million. More than 10 million children will be paralysed in the next 40 years if the world fails to capitalize on its US$5 billion global investment in polio eradication. TRF Programs – PolioPlus