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Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a program to assist high school students in developing leadership skills. The program centers on an intense, professionally led, four-day leadership training retreat. Rotary District 5470 (covering the southern half of Colorado) holds its retreat weekend in early June.

The RYLA Retreat weekend provides a series of professionally developed presentations and activities that takes participants through a process of assessing their personal leadership characteristics, and understanding the ethics of leadership and setting personal goals. It then teaches leadership though interpersonal skills, working effectively with diverse peers in conflict resolutions and consensus building, as well as organizational planning, and recognizing and working with support networks.

Applications are typical accepted in March or April. 
Contact Chairperson Charlotte Karls at for more information.