What:     An intensive leadership development program developed in 1971 by Rotary International for youth leaders.
When:   June 14th – 17th, 2018
 
Where:  Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas
 
Who:      Students must be a high school junior or senior in the fall of 2018. Students must be between the ages of 16 and 18. Students should meet the following qualifications:
  • Leadership experience or potential, demonstrated through participation in youth group or service activities
  • Cooperative nature and willingness to participate in a group
  • Awareness of current events
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good performance in school and work
  • Enthusiasm for sharing newly found skills
 
No cost to the student. A local Rotary Club funds the $425 sponsorship of the student.
 
The RYLA Program is led in a professional, collegiate atmosphere where participants will:
  • Develop leadership skills through experiential and fun activities
  • Increase self-confidence and enhance teamwork skills through participation in challenge course exercises
  • Learn proper social and business etiquette while participating in a formal dinner event
  • Observe how city government operates while participating in a mock City Council meeting
  • Expand their civic and patriotic skills in ethics and responsibility classes
  • Learn about the purpose and objectives of Rotary International while attending a Rotary club meeting
  • Learn about the Rotary Four Way Test
  • Participate in a community service project
  • Participate in a global political exercise called Promises, Promises
RYLA aims to:
  • Demonstrate Rotary’s respect and concern for young people.
  • Provide leadership concepts for selected youth leaders
  • Encourage leadership of youth by youth
  • Recognize publicly young people who are rendering service to their communities.
RYLA provides:
  • An introduction of a variety of issues and people
  • An opportunity to make new friends.
  • RYLA is FUN!!