High school students develop leadership skills at RYLA in April. 
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary clubs and districts where high school sophmores and juniors develop skills as a leader while having fun and making connections.
RYLA participants connect with leaders in our community and around the world to:
  • Build communication and problem-solving skills
  • Discover strategies for becoming a dynamic leader in your school or community
  • Learn from community leaders, inspirational speakers, and peer mentors
  • Unlock your potential to turn motivation into action
  • Have fun and form lasting friendships
This year's District 5240 RYLA was held in April at Camp Ramah in Ojai. Instructors, counselors and volunteers are passionate about investing in youth leaders.
The Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise sponsored four students from Santa Barbara High School and Bishop Diego High School, Dulce Perez, Konrad Smith, Erick Gonzalez, and Sophia Mills. 
RYLA counselors in blue (Kathy Scroggs), instructors in green, and camp directors in black.
ROPES course instills courage, teamwork, and can be a lot of fun.
Flag salute was special the last day with a RYLA student playing the anthem.
RYLA Class of 2024.