Youth Service

One of Rotary's Five Avenues of Service
Rotary International wheel The Youth Service "Avenue" encompasses those things we do to enhance the lives of young people. This avenue include our scholarships, youth exchange program, the Interact Club of Newport and a variety of activities to help local youngsters.


Some of Rotary Club of Kona Sunrise's projects:



The Kealakehe Interact Club of Kona Sunrise

Kona Sunrise Rotary sponsors the Kealakehe Interact club for youth attending High School. We are proud of the service projects they engage in and the help they give to others.

Interact is Rotary International's service club for young people ages 12 to 18. Interact clubs are sponsored by individual Rotary clubs, which provide support and guidance, but they are self-governing and self-supporting.


RYLA Program

RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Academy) is an intensive coed leadership training and development program. It is designed for 10th & 11th grade students from all Hawaii public and private high schools. It begins late afternoon on Friday and ends Sunday after lunch. It is sponsored by the Rotary Clubs on each island.

Some Students return to camp to become student assistant facilitators and each group or Ohana has a student and a Rotarian facilitator.

RYLA campers will experience a broad range of activities to encourage you to think about leadership principles and how you can apply them in your life. Adult Rotary Club facilitators and student Assistant Facilitators will take you through a variety of experiences. They include interactive games, physical activities and guided discussions on leadership topics that you can relate to. The program will empower and challenge you to be proactive in your school and community. RYLA slideshow:

Club Scholarships

Each year The Rotary Club of Kona Sunrise awards college scholarships to high school Seniors. To apply contact The Rotary Club of Kona Sunrise through this web site.
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