Who Are We?
Youth Exchange Florida:
Youth Exchange Florida is located in Central Florida and is Rotary District 6980. It is made up of 45 Rotary Clubs and has long history with Youth Exchange. Youth Exchange Florida is a Rotary program and is a partner with the Ohio-Erie Multidistrict. Together we exchange close to 100 students each year!
Youth Exchange Florida’s Board of Directors is active and all members participate in making a cultural exchange for all the students exciting. educational and safe.
Outbound District Chair for Youth Exchange Florida
Rotary District 6980 Youth Services Foundation and Interim RYE Chair
Short Term Exchange Program (STEP) Chair
District Governor Elect
District Governor Nominee
Each year, over 9,000 high school students participate in the Rotary Youth Exchange program worldwide, learning a new language and experiencing a new culture, through the efforts of Rotary volunteers around the globe. The program began in the 1920s, but took off after the II World War.
The program’s primary mission: “To work towards peace and understanding in the world”.
Rotary International is the world’s oldest and most international service organization, with over 1.2 million members in 32,000 clubs, in almost 200 countries. The official Rotary motto is, “Service Above Self“, and Rotarians live their lives in accordance with the Four Way Test. You can find out more about our wonderful organization and its many programs and projects by visiting the Rotary International website.