Danville District No. 118 Rotary Youth

Description:
 

Danville School District 118 is proud to partner with the Danville Rotary Club in support of the Rotary Youth Exchange Program. We believe that a major key to lasting world peace rests with our young people. Through this partnershp we seek to assure a bright future by helping to grant the leaders of tomorrow a global perspective and encouraging a new generation of individuals to dedicate a lifetime of service to their fellow man.

Inbound:

The Rotary Youth Exchange Program of the Danville Rotary Club, in collaboration with Danville Public Schools provides opportunity for students from across the world to live in our community and gain an increased understanding of our values and our culture through the In-Bound Program.

  • In-Bound students live with three or four different host families and attend Danville High School for the complete school year.

  • The Rotary Youth Exchange Officer serves as an advocate for the student and the host families during the length of the student's visit.

  • The Danville Rotary Club provides a monthly allowance to the student to assist with the daily needs common to all teenagers—spending money.

Outbound:

Students from the Danville community can apply for a sponsorship from the Danville Rotary Club that will allow them to spend a year as an Out-Bound Rotary Youth Exchange student. Through this program our local youth have an opportunity to gain a global perspective and return to our community with an increased understanding of the values and customs of others, thereby enriching all of us.

  • Out-Bound student must be 16 year of age and not yet 18 at the time of departure from home.

  • Out-Bound student must have demonstrated above average academic skills with a class rank in the upper half to upper third of his/her class standing.

  • The OutBound student must have an outgoing personality with a mature attitude.

Host families:

Families in the Danville Public School residential area are invited to serve as a host family to a Rotary Youth Exchange Student.

  • Student should be able to have a private bedroom.

  • Student is expected to assume responsibilities similar to any other member of the family.

  • The Rotary Youth Exchange Officer will serve as an advoate for the student and the family during the length of the student visit in the home.

  • Host families may or may not have students of the same gender or age as the Rotary Youth Exchange student. Family life in America provides many different family dynamics.

For further information: Contact Alicia Geddis, Superintendent at 444-1004 or geddisa@danville.k12.il.us