Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

RYLA 5320 Apr 2019

RYLA 5320 Apr 2019

RYLA 5320 Apr 2019

2019 RYLA 1 - Alumni - It's a whole new world

2019 RYLA 1 - Arrivals

About RYLA

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is all about Rotarians working with youth in leadership development. It is an intensive training/experiential program for 180 high school students in their pivotal junior year, who are chosen for their proven or potential leadership abilities.


Students participate in an all-expense paid three- day camp held in Idyllwild Pines, California. The camp is run by RYLA Alumni and student attendance is sponsored by Rotary Clubs from throughout District 5320.


Attendance is free for qualified high school Juniors. Students are joined by talented young people from communities throughout the district.


RYLA provides a memorable opportunity to learn, grow, have fun, make new friends, and gain a new and improved focus.

What does RYLA offer?

The core curriculum for RYLA includes the following:

  • Importance of communication skills in effective leadership

  • Fundamentals of leadership

  • Ethics of positive leadership

  • Building self-confidence and self-esteem

  • Problem-solving and conflict-management

  • Elements of Community and Global Citizenship

  • What Rotary is and what it does for the local and international community