Superior Media caught up with Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie Youth Exchange participant, Benn Fisher on his last day of work with Parks Canada on Wednesday, August, 23rd.
Benn was about to hop into the family vehicle for a road trip to Toronto with his family – Kathy (mom), Robb (dad) and sister Sarah.
On Saturday, August 26th, Benn will be airborne out of Toronto Pearson International Airport to Heathrow, London, U.K. and on to his Rotary youth exchange destination, Harare Zimbabwe.
Superior Media celebrates Benn’s dream of a lifetime and wishes him Godspeed to Harare Zimbabwe.
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‘The Rotary Youth Exchange Program embraces and reflects the fourth Object of Rotary: “The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace throughout a world fellowship of business and professional men and women united in the ideal of service.”
A Rotary Youth Exchange student will be an ambassador of his or her country and city, sponsoring Rotary Club and school. They will share their culture, language and country with fellow students, host families, Rotarians, new found friends and sometimes children, organizations and statesmen in the community and country that hosts them.
How can you become a Rotary Youth Exchange Student? First you have to meet the age requirement. The student must be no younger than fifteen years six months old and under 19 years on departure (July/August of the following year).
Each September the Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie in unison with the Sault North Rotary Club, works closely with the area high schools to accept applications for the program. Applicants must meet the age requirement and be in the top fifty per cent of their class.
Students that are accepted into the program will attend four more District sponsored week-end conferences to prepare them for their year abroad. Our “Outbound” students will depart for their assigned country in either July or August for approximately an eleven month duration.
Find out more about Rotary Youth Exchange here: rotarysault.com