District 9790, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive training program that brings together youth and young adults, ages 18-30, to further develop character and leadership skills and learn about Rotary. RYLA is an intensive experience-based conference 7 days and 6 nights. The RYLA Conference is organised by previous RYLArians and Rotarians from across the District.
Participants are nominated by local Rotary clubs or self nominated after hearing about the conference through friends. The conference offers the opportunity to build self-confidence, gain exposure to a variety of issues and people, meet active community leaders, and learn valuable information and career skills.
RYLA gives young leaders the opportunity to serving their own communities and beyond. In turn, RYLA can bring new energy to a Rotary district, inspire ideas for service, increase support of community service projects, and develop future Rotarians.
Each RYLA shares the following program objectives to:
- demonstrate Rotary’s respect and concern for youth
- encourage and assist young people in responsible and effective voluntary youth leadership by providing them with a valuable training experience
- foster continued and stronger leadership of youth by youth
- publicly recognize the many young people who are rendering service to their communities as youth leaders
A great learning experience on life skills and an awesome place the develop those skills, and meet new people.
It challenges you. You’re give the tools you need to become the person you need to be.
A great experience and opportunity to learn about yourself.
Intense and life changing.
An amazing, challenging experience for the mind, body and soul.
A challenge and an opportunity for incredible personal growth.
An opportunity to switch off from what’s familiar and comfortable for you, and push and expand on your attributes and comfort zones. Great life skills and knowledge.
A place where you can learn about yourself and the type of leader you are, or the type of leader you CAN be.