Rotary Youth Exchange


District 7680 Youth Protection Policy

Some of our recent Youth Exchange Inbound Students


More than 8,000 students each year travel to over 200 countries building cultural bridges by serving as ambassadors throughout the world and Rotarians are there to guide them and take part in the experience of creating global understanding. 

District 7680 Youth Exchange is part of the Ohio-Erie multi-district. Additional information, applications, country lists, host family applications and more can be found at

Role of District 7680 Rotary Youth Exchange Committee

  • Assistance and support to participating clubs
  • Orientation of inbound and outbound students as well as clubs and host families
  • Social events for youth exchange throughout the year
  • 7 out of 10 district committee members are former Rotary Youth Exchange students

Note - RYE also offers the one month summer Short Term Exchange Program (STEP) program that may be of interest as well. The website above has more information.

District Youth Exchange Chair - Karen M. Steffens at or 704-650-8817

Rotary Statement of Conduct for Working with Youth – Rotary International is committed to creating and maintaining the safest environment for all participants in Rotary activities. It is the duty of all Rotarians, Rotarian’s partners, and any volunteers to safeguard to the best of their ability the welfare of and to prevent the physical, sexual, or emotional abuse of children and young people with who they come into contact through Rotary.

District 7680 adheres to all Rotary International and Ohio-Erie rules and procedures and is subject annually to an audit of its procedures and files.


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