What is RYLA?

 

 About RYLA

R otary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is Rotary's leadership training program for young people. RYLA participants can be ages 14-30, but most clubs and districts choose to focus on a narrower age range, such as 14-18 or 19-30.

RYLA emphasizes leadership, citizenship, and personal growth, and aims to

  • Demonstrate Rotary's respect and concern for youth
  • Provide an effective training experience for selected youth and potential leaders
  • Encourage leadership of youth by youth
  • Recognize publicly young people who are rendering service to their communities

To find out about a RYLA event in your area, contact your local Rotary club , or e-mail RI staff , who will put you in touch with your district’s RYLA chair.

Read more about RYLA events .

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