What is RYLA?
RYLA is an acronym for Rotary Youth Leadership Award. It is an intensive week long training camp that brings together youth and adults to develop character & leadership skills, promote friendship and fellowship, and learn more about Rotary.
RYLA gives young people an opportunity to expand their horizons by:
– Developing leadership skills
– Increasing self confidence
– Gaining exposure to a variety of issues and people
– Obtaining career information and skills.
RYLA participants are also exposed to values that Rotarians deem essential for those who hold leadership roles: ethical behavior, integrity of character, and a commitment to community service.