Do you know of any outstanding high school students who could benefit from developing their leadership skills?

If so, encourage them to apply for sponsorship by your Rotary Club for one of the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) retreats in the Spring.  Student feedback on this experience is always emotional and a "life changing event".  Take a look at this video to get a feel for RYLA. A program brochure and application packet can be downloaded with the links on this page (Coming Soon!)

The Walnut Grove Rotary Club has sponsored more than 50 students over the years to attend RYLA.  It is a very rewarding program for our youth of today who are becoming our leaders of tomorrow.

 

Do you have what it takes to become a dynamic leader and change yourself and the world?

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary clubs and districts where you develop your skills as a leader while having fun and making connections.

 
 

What are the benefits?

Connect with leaders in your community and around the world to:

  • Build communication and problem-solving skills
  • Discover strategies for becoming a dynamic leader in your school or community
  • Learn from community leaders, inspirational speakers, and peer mentors
  • Unlock your potential to turn motivation into action
  • Have fun and form lasting friendships

What’s involved?

RYLA events are organized locally by Rotary clubs and districts for participants ages 14-30. Depending on community needs, RYLA may take the form of a one-day seminar, a three-day retreat, or a weeklong camp. Typically, events last 3-10 days and include presentations, activities, and workshops covering a variety of topics.  Your community might host a RYLA event for secondary school students to hone their leadership potential, for university students to develop creative problem-solving strategies, or for young professionals to learn ethical business practices.

How can I participate?

RYLA participants are nominated by local Rotary clubs. Contact our Rotary club to find out more about RYLA events in your area, how to apply, and any costs of getting involved.