Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive training program for community youth leaders. Young people chosen for their leadership potential attend an all-expenses-paid seminar to discuss leadership skills and to hone those skills through practice. During the 3-day, 2-night conference, Rotarian leaders demonstrate our respect and concern for youth and provide an effective training experience for the young potential leaders. The curriculum encourages leadership of youth by youth and publicly recognizes young people who are rendering service to their communities.
RYLA enables our Rotary Club to acknowledge the service of youth to the community while exposing a large number of young people, their families, and peer groups to the Rotary ideals of service. It enthuses young leaders, provides them with enhanced leadership techniques, and helps prepare them for future participation in Rotaract and Rotary clubs.