Rotary clubs around the world support youth in various ways.  Perhaps the best known publicly, is Rotary Youth Exchange. Students go overseas and have twelve months experiencing another culture and educational system.  Many make life long friendships, thus helping to build understanding between communities in different parts of the world.
 
Other Rotary programs for youth include Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, Rotary Junior Community Awards, Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment as well as specific local club activities aimed at youth.
 
The Rotary Club of Geelong East has provided bursaries to students at Geelong High School and Newcomb Secondary College, iPads, books and shelving to Whittington Primary School, books for a new library for Newcomb Park Primary School, Trainee of the Year Awards and scholarships for apprentices at the Gordon TAFE, sponsorship for youth with disabilites through Blue Bird Foundation to learn to play music, write stories and create artworks.
 
The club has also sponsored a Rotaract Club and Interact Club.
 
Rotary - Providing Opportunities for Youth to Grow and Develop