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
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