Programs and Opportunities
Rotary Youth Exchange Program
Every year the local Rotary chapter selects 1-2 students to live and attend school in a foreign country for approximately 1 year. Students must be 15 – 19 years of age, above average academically, articulate and demonstrate community leadership skills.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards is one of the most significant and growing programs of the Rotary service. Each year, thousands of young people take part in the program worldwide. Each year, over 100 young people who have just completed their junior year in high school are invited to take part in the RYLA camp at Granlibakken Conference in Tahoe City. Participants spend a week in a challenging program of discussions, inspirational addresses, leadership training and social activities.
Nevada Boys State and Girls State
Both the Nevada Girls and Boys State are held in mid-June. This program is designed to provide training in leadership and citizenship for America’s most promising youths. The American Legion believes that by teaching our young people about the ideals and principles on which the American government was founded we can help ensure a safe and prosperous future for our republic.
Hugh 'O Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY)
The purpose of the HOBY Leadership Conference is to bring together a select group of high school sophomores who have potential or demonstrated leadership ability. This conference is a highly interactive weekend that introduces the student to distinguished leaders of the community from various sectors such as business, technology, education, government, arts, and science. Through intense panel discussions, the student is able to get a realistic look at our nation; its people and your own role within the world community.
United States Senate Youth Program
The United States Senate Youth Program, established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution, is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. The 62nd annual United States Senate Youth Program Washington Week is being planned to be held in person in Washington, D.C. March 2–9, 2024.