Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive training program for community youth leaders. Young people chosen for their leadership potential attend an all-expenses-paid seminar to discuss leadership skills and to hone those skills through practice.
Purpose of RYLA
·         Demonstrate Rotary's respect and concern for youth.
·         Provide an effective training experience for selected youth and potential leaders.
·         Encourage leadership of youth by youth.
·         Recognize publicly young people who are rendering service to their communities.
Value of RYLA
·         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 complementary program to other Rotary youth activities and has been instrumental in the formation of Rotaract clubs.