ryla logoRotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a leadership development program run by Rotary. While participants can be any age, most events focus on secondary school students, university students, or young professionals. RYLA events are typically 3–10 days long and include presentations, activities, and workshops that cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Leadership fundamentals and ethics
  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving and conflict management
  • Community and global citizenship


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RYLA participants are nominated by their local Rotary clubs. To learn more about a RYLA event in your area, contact your local Rotary club.



2013 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Presentation

In the summer of 2013, four sophomore students from Etna High School (CA, USA) attended Camp RYLA, a leadership development program.  State of Jefferson Rotary E-Club sponsored one, John Theofanides. The other three, Hayley Kaae, Savanna Postma and Catie Schott were sponsored by Scott Valley Rotary Club. Catie was not able to participate in the presentation given at the Scott Valley Club Meeting in September. Read more info on RYLA

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