We have a strong Youth Development Program in our club supporting the schools and young adults in our area.

Scholarships are available to individuals or teams participating in the following programs:


  • To simulate the working of the United Nations Assembly by having school teams of three Year 12 and 13 (Forms 6 and 7) students representing a particular UN country in debates on matters of world politics and social concern.
  • Debates are held from Friday morning until Saturday afternoon.
  • To develop bridges of goodwill for the furtherance of world peace and understanding.
  • To develop in college students an awareness of the United Nations and the international situation of the countries of the world.
  • To enable students to improve their public speaking and debating skills.
  • To encourage students to make informed comments on world problems.
  • To encourage students to share their opinions and friendship with students from other schools in Rotary Districts 9910 & 9920.
Dates:  17 and 18 May 2019
Venue: Auckland Girls Grammar School, Howe Street, Freemans Bay

We sponsor Secondary School teams to participate in this annual event.

More information is here: https://rotarydistrict9910.org/page/national-science-technology-forum


RYLA is a Rotary organised programme promoting youth leadership and catering to young aspiring leaders aged between 20-28. Since its inception in 1960, thousands of young people around the world have benefited from RYLA. Many have gone on to be outstanding leaders of their families, their businesses and the communities in which they live.
Delegates are sponsored either by a local Rotary Club, a local business, the business for whom they work or by private arrangements. We encourage businesses to promote their young leaders with a RYLA experience as the benefits are numerous and embrace all areas of the young person’s lives.
The varied week at RYLA has proved extraordinarily successful for many years. It provides an environment in which young people can develop their leadership, team work and communication skills. Many RYLA graduates have referred to the experience as “the week that changed my life”. Often the friendships made during the RYLA week develop into life time networks, benefiting the delegates in all areas of their lives.
Administered by Rotarians and facilitated by professional trainers, it targets young people aged 20-28 who may still be at university or already working. They do not need to be in a leadership role at this time.
Sunday 28 April – Saturday 4 May 2019 Muriwai Beach Surf Club Muriwai Beach, Auckland

Funding is shared by the participant or their employer and the Kumeu Rotary Scholarship.

More information is here: https://rotarydistrict9910.org/page/rotary-youth-leadership-awards


This is a residential weekend programme.
Funding is shared by the parents and the Kumeu Rotary Scholarship.


This programme is for OUTSTANDING all round science, maths and technology students in Year 12 who will be returning to school in Year 13 and are planning to study the sciences or technology at tertiary level. This fully residential programme is conducted by Rotary and the Tertiary Institutions of Auckland. By the end of the Forum students should have a better understanding of the tertiary courses they wish to follow and a fuller appreciation of the place of science and technology in the wider community. It also provides an opportunity for high achieving students to spend time with similar minded people and the experiences gained invariably result in overall personal growth and a renewed motivation to succeed.
Funding is shared by the parents and the Kumeu Rotary Scholarship. The fee for the 2019 Forum is $1795.00.
More information on the forum is here: https://rotarydistrict9910.org/page/national-science-technology-forum


his week-long live-in Challenge Camp matches approx 25 physically disabled young people 16-24 years, with our International Exchange Students as caregivers and buddies for the week (numbers depend on how many exchange students are here in NZ). Facing the many challenges together proves to be a highly rewarding growth experience for all.


The purpose of the camp is to provide an environment that will physically, intellectually and emotionally challenge young people who may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend such a camp. Personal development and interaction of youth who experience special needs with the support of Rotary International Youth Exchange Student mentors.

Challenge Camp will run from 10.30 am Monday 13 May to noon on Friday 17 May 2019 and applications via Kumeu Rotary Club close 31 March 2019.

Kumeu Scholarship funding by our Club.

More information is here: https://rotarydistrict9910.org/page/challenge-camp and here: http://www.challengecamp.org.nz