Rotary International, and District 5160, are committed to protecting the safety of all youth program participants. Rotary International has requested that each District develop a Crisis Management Plan to assist us in handling a crisis.
A crisis involving District 5160 Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) may involve international students hosted in our District or District 5160 students hosted in Districts overseas. A crisis may involve an individual student or a group of students within a region. A crisis may involve the death of a student; a transportation accident, food poisoning, wildland fire, earthquake, and many other possibilities. Even if there are no serious injuries or illnesses, a crisis may exist because of public perception, especially in the case of an Inbound student’s home embassy and the press.
In order to protect our students and all of the adults that interact with these young people, it is critical that we follow the following policies and procedures in our Crisis Management Plan: