Each year, thousands of young people take part in the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program worldwide. Young people are chosen for their leadership potential to attend an all-expenses-paid camp to discuss leadership skills and to learn those skills through practice. Rotary clubs and districts select participants and facilitate the event’s curriculum.

RYLA aims to:

  • Provide an effective training experience for selected youth and potential leaders;

  • Encourage leadership of youth by youth;

  • Encourage youth to make a difference in their communities through volunteer work and social responsibility; and

    Demonstrate Rotary’s respect and concern for youth.