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RYLA District 7120  

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Rotary District 7120 is dedicated to helping young people develop their leadership skills to the fullest. To achieve this goal, the Rotarians of District 7120 offer RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award), a leadership training program open to qualified young people of high school age. Those completing the RYLA program will be better able to successfully manage their own lives, their careers and make a mark on society. RYLA was started in Australia and began as a worldwide activity in 1971.

RYLA participants attend an all expense paid (paid by sponsoring Rotary Club) workshop focusing on leadership and career development topics of interest for their specific age group. The participants are talented young people from throughout Rotary District 7120 which covers primarily the Finger Lakes area of New York State. 

The Next RYLA Camp will be held from June 25-29, 2017 at RIT
 

LOOKING FOR CANDIDATE FORM & HANDOUTS FOR PARTICIPANTS?

   CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE STUDENT APPLICATION  

APPLICATION AVAILABLE JAN. 15, 2017

NOTE: This form MUST BE TYPED. When you are finished, print out two copies,
 have your sponsoring Rotary Club President sign it, and mail one to Mike Slovak. 

NO HANDWRITTEN APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED!


*** APPLICATION DEADLINE - MAY 1, 2017***


Click here for RYLA Handbook - Student Activities 

 

District 7120 RYLA Committee

RYLA Chair
Mike Slovak
607-769-4900
High School RYLA‚Äč   Mom & Pop
Julie and James Carney
585-519-9406
Member
Jo Slovak
607-769-9128
jslovak74@gmail.com
Program Coordinator
Ted Baumhauer
 
tedbaumhauer@me.com
 
The RYLA programs are designed to develop leadership skills which will be beneficial to the candidate in future endeavors. A sampling of the activities to be expected are:
  • Leadership training classes with hands on projects
  • Team and trust building activities
  • Program projects such as daily newspapers or camp yearbook
  • Diversity awareness discussion group
  • Personal safety
  • Discussion group sessions on journaling and goal setting
  • Personal challenges 
  • Self confidence building activities