What is RYPEN?

RYPEN, The Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment, is for young people aged 14 to 16 years and caters for teenagers who have shown qualities of decency, courage, persistence, sincerity, and application in everyday life, which deserve further development.

RYPEN uses the common bonds of learning, co-operation, and friendship to design activities which facilitate trust & self-esteem. RYPEN seeks to broaden each participant’s horizons culturally, socially, and academically, providing the inner foundations for a strong future.

As part of our long term commitment to youth Ingleburn Rotary have been supporting RYPEN for many years selecting two to four candidates from local high schools for both the April and August program. We usually offer positions at RYPEN to students who attend James Meehan High School and Sarah Redfern High School but are willing to offer positions to students from local other schools as well.

Each program is run from Friday until lunchtime on a Sunday. Several locations are used including Teen Ranch at Cobbity and Youthworks’ Port Hacking Conference Centre. It has been our practice to pick up and deliver the students to and from the venue if required.

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