What is RYLA?
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is District 7980’s leadership training program for young men and women ages in grades 10, 11 and 12 (Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors). These talented youth from area high schools are selected by their local Rotary clubs to attend an all expenses paid weekend conference designed to increase their leadership skills and commitment to community service. RYLA is held twice a year; a spring session and a fall session. RYLA is an internationally recognized program. Each year more than 9,000 young adults are sponsored by Rotary Clubs in over 25 countries. Dedicated Rotarians and selected presenters make up the RYLA team. Rotary Youth Leadership Awards has 25,000 students and young adults participating globally.
The Objective of RYLA
To develop personal and leadership skills with a focus placed on communication, problem-solving and management abilities. The program also introduces young people to the responsibilities of community service and global citizenship.
Rotary’s motto – ‘Service Above Self’