Above: My son Sam Smith Roberson while a Rotary Youth Exchange Student in Toyama, Japan
YOUTH SERVICE MONTH
This month is Youth Service Month and one of the programs that epitomises Rotary’s involvement is Rotary Youth Exchange. My own son benefited immensely from his year spent in Japan. He learned to speak, read and write Japanese, a talent that has already allowed him to become a ski instructor in Japan. It also focused him on what he wants out of life and his decision to become a teacher is partly because of his youth exchange experiences.
Thousands of young students have benefitted from their experiences living in another culture, learning about cultural differences and finding and developing their own talents.
If you want more informatio on Rotary Youth Exchange look at this website.