Our Youth Work
For over 75 years, students and host families have broadened their horizons through Rotary Youth Exchange. More than 80 countries and over 8,000 students each year participate in the program, which is administered at the regional level by Rotary districts and at the local level by Rotary clubs.
– Long-Term Outbound Exchange
– Short-Term Summer Family-to-Family Exchange
– Serve as a Host Family to an Inbound International Student
For more information on Rotary Youth Exchange, please leave a message at (513) 201-7707 or email us at RotaryClub.Batavia@gmail.com and someone will get back with you as soon as possible.
The Batavia Rotary Club places an emphasis on the youth in our community and steers several of our annual projects towards helping grade school kids at Batavia and Clermont Northeastern local schools. Our annual project places an emphasis on giving these students the tools they need to assist them in their academic growth. Each year, with the help of a district grant from Rotary, the Batavia Rotary Club purchases Dictionaries, Thesauri and copies of the U.S. Constitution to distribute to 3rd, 5th and 8th grade students respectively at our schools. This project is just another way the Batavia Rotary invests in our youth and hopefully the future of Rotary.
4-Way Test Speech Contest
From the earliest days of the organization, Rotarians were concerned with promoting high ethical standards in their professional lives. One of the world’s most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics is, “The 4-Way Test”, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor (who later served as RI president) when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy. This 24-word test for employees to follow in their business and professional lives became the guide for sales, production, advertising, and all relations with dealers and customers, and the survival of the company is credited to this simple philosophy. Adopted by Rotary in 1943, “The 4-Way Test” has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways. It asks the following four questions:
Of the things we think, say or do:
- Is it the TRUTH?
- Is it FAIR to all concerned?
- Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
- Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?”
Thereafter, the 4-Way Test has captured the imaginations of generations of Rotarians and serves as a checklist to help ensure that we are applying this positive and powerful code to how we try to live our lives and serve others. Every year Rotary clubs around the World get involved in their communities by hosting local contests for high school students to learn about Rotary and use the 4-Way Test as a moral compass to evaluate, think critically about, and ultimately to propose solutions to various problems facing society. The community is encouraged to join us for one of our favorite events and a spectacular competition among some of the best and brightest youth in our community.