Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive training program that brings together youth and young adults, to further develop character and leadership skills and learn about Rotary.
Participants are nominated by local Rotary clubs, which often cover all expenses. For these young adults, this recognition 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 Rotarians the opportunity to mentor promising young leaders serving their own communities and beyond. Rotarians serve as resources for participants on the path to becoming professional and community leaders. In turn, RYLA can bring new energy to a Rotary district, inspire ideas for service and increase support of community service projects.
  • Provide an effective training experience for selected young leaders;
  • Encourage leadership of youth by youth; 
  • Publicly recognize young people who are rendering service to their communities.
  • Enables every Rotary Club to acknowledge service to the community of two or more young people annually; 
  • Enthuses young leaders and provides them with enhanced leadership techniques; 
  • Exposes a large number of young people, their families and their peer groups, to Rotary ideals of Service; 
  • Is a complimentary program to other Rotary activities for New Generations and has been instrumental in the formation of Rotaract clubs;
  • Leaders gain lasting friendships and memorable life-changing experiences
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RYLA 2019 - Dates to be confirmed. 
The 2018 RYLA cycle is now closed and we look forward to sharing our candidates adventures with you when they return from the RYLA weekend.  If you are interested in RYLA or know someone who is please download the brochure here.  More information can also be found on the RYLA District Site.  Check back next January for details of our 2019 cycle and to download the application form.               
To find out more, please contact Margaret Hayes, FGC Chair.