Rotary Youth Exchange has a goal to promote the advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace at the person to person level and is for high school aged students, aged 16-18, interested in living and studying abroad for one year.

The most powerful force in the promotion of international understanding and peace is exposure to different cultures. The world becomes a smaller, friendlier place when we learn that all people regardless of nationality desire the same basic things: a safe, comfortable environment that allows for a rich and satisfying life for our children and ourselves. Youth Exchange provides thousands of young people with the opportunity to meet people from other lands and to experience their cultures. This plants the seeds for a lifetime of international understanding.


Central States Rotary Youth Exchange is a multi district program that includes sixteen Districts in the Great Lakes area that include the states of Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and the southern part of Ontario, Canada.


Rotary International

Rotary District 6250

Central States Rotary Youth Exchange



Dave Prentiss, YEO - Youth Exchange Officer,

Connie Smith, YEC - Youth Exchange Counselor,