The Malibu Rotary club invites local high school students to take advantage of the Rotary Youth Leadership Assembly (RYLA) each Spring!
Malibu Rotary Club sponsored RYLA campers Morgan Perlmutter and Adam Mohiuddin (R).  His brother Amir (center) was Sponsored by Calabasas Rotary Club
 
Malibu Rotary Club usually sponsors 2 students to attend RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Assembly) Camp at the Alpine Conference Center in Blue Jay, CA in the Big Bear Lake area of San Bernadino Moutains this past April 21-April 23. They joined a couple hundred students sponsored by various Rotary Clubs in Rotary District 5280. The 3 local RYLA students who spoke at the Malibu Rotary Club meeting  were Morgan Perlmutter who will be going into 10th grade at Malibu High School, Amir Mohiuddin who graduated from Calabasas High and will be entering UC Berkeley and his brother .Adam Mohiuddin a junior at Calabasas High School and who is vice president of the Interact Club at his school. Adam and Amir are the sons of former Malibu Rotary Club member Beth Mohiuddin. They all came to a recent meeting of the Malibu Rotary Club to talk about their RYLA experience.  All three students were in agreement that the camp gave them a special positive experience that they can value in their lives going forward and talked about the aspects of the camp that they liked.
 
 
 What is RYLA? It is an all-expense paid intensive training/experiential program for 180 high school sophomores and juniors, who are chosen for their proven and potential leadership abilities by Rotary clubs in District 5280. During the course of two days, they participate in a variety of activities, including active leadership workshops, team building activities, an Olympics and talent show. The assembly is staffed by approximately 30 male and female adults, most of whom are Rotarians, who provide supervision of the students at all times.
 
Some of the topics addressed are

* Fundamentals of leadership

* Ethics of positive leadership

* Qualities of a “servant leader”

* Importance of communications skills in effective leadership

* Conflict management and problem solving

* Building self-esteem and self confidence

* Elements of community and global citizenship

* Rotary’s purpose of service to the community and world

Where: Students chosen by Rotary District 5280 participate in an all-expense paid camp held at the Alpine Conference Center in the San Bernardino Mountains near Blue Jay, California.

When: Each April.

How to participate? High School students in the Malibu area who are sophomores and juniors and are interested in developing leadership skills and making a host of new friends should contact Malibu Rotary Club Youth Director before March of the current year. In a letter of application by the latter date, each interested student should write no more than three, single spaced paragraphs introducing themselves, describing some of their service activities, explaining why they are interested in RYLA and what they would hope to gain from participating in a leadership development assembly like RYLA. The two students chosen to represent the Malibu Rotary Club in the RYLA camp will be notified by March 8th of their selection.

When student has been selected parent should download and complete the RYLA Application and send it with the documentation indicated on form to the address on the application before March 15.   

What is Rotary? Rotary International is the oldest service organization in the United States, having been founded in 1905. It currently has 1.25 million members worldwide, comprised of local business men and women in the various communities where there are Rotary Clubs. Rotary is dedicated to the advancement of world understanding through peace and service projects and provides assemblies that seek to help young people develop their leadership skills as part of that goal. The Malibu Rotary club is one of 34,000 clubs that make up the Rotary community globally.