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 for Inbounds that includes seventeen Districts in the Great Lakes area that include the states of Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, North Dakota, part of Minnesota and the southern part of Ontario, Canada. Central States Rotary Outbound Exchanges, LLC involves the same 18 Districts but handles the Outbound Exchanges exclusively