Rotary District 5180 RYLA Program

 

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is Rotary's leadership training program for young people. RYLA participants can be ages 14-30, but most clubs and districts choose to focus on a narrower age range, such as 14-18 or 19-30.

The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards is a complete scholarship awarded to men and women usually of high school age who are leaving their junior year and will be next year's senior high class. The intent of our program is to prepare these students for leadership roles in their senior year and beyond.

 Officially adopted by Rotary International in 1971, RYLA is one of the most significant and fastest-growing programs of Rotary service. Each year, thousands of young people take part in the program worldwide. The impact spreads further as the program influences other young people, and RYLA programs often lead to the formation or strengthening of Rotaract and Interact clubs.

Attendance is by scholarship only. All winners are local and are selected and funded by your local Rotary Club.

Young men and women spend a week in a challenging program of discussions, inspirational addresses, leadership training and social activities designed to enhance personal development, leadership skills and good citizenship.

 Every RYLA includes the following topics:

  • Fundamentals of leadership
  • Ethics of positive leadership
  • Importance of communication skills in effective leadership
  • Problem-solving and conflict management
  • Rotary's purpose and service to the community
  • Building self confidence and self-esteem
  • Elements of community and global citizenship

In addition to the core curriculum, Camp RYLA participants can expect to further develop their personal and leadership skills in the following key areas:

  • Communication Skills:
  • Personal Qualities 
  • Leadership 
  • Problem Solving Strategies

 

District 5180/5190 RYLA camp

District 5180 has parterned with District 5190 for a joint RYLA program.  Students are selected by local clubs in both districts to receive scholarships and Rotarians from both districts are camp counselors and committee/board members.

We have jointly set up a separate website for our RYLA program.  See links.

To find out about our RYLA events, you may contact the Rotary District 5180 Director, Angela Spease -  angela.spease@gmail.com



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