Originating in 1959 in Queensland, Australia, RYLA was created as a festival highlighting local youth organised in honour of a royal visit by Princess Victoria. Through Rotarians’ constant belief in the potential of youth, RYLA has since become an opportunity to help the next generation of leaders define themselves and expand their skills. Officially adopted by Rotary International in 1971, this exciting program engages Rotary clubs and districts around the world. RYLA today is one of district 9790’s most important Youth Services projects. It is strongly supported by the Rotary Clubs in the district and, internationally, is one of Rotary International’s most prestigious leadership opportunities.