Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
R otary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is Rotary's leadership training program for young people. RYLA participants can be ages 14-30, but most clubs and districts choose to focus on a narrower age range, such as 14-18 or 19-30.
RYLA emphasizes leadership, citizenship, and personal growth, and aims to
- 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
Send us your story
Rotary International is looking for high-quality, color action photos of RYLA events around the world to feature on its website and in RI publications.
If you’d like to share your RYLA experience, send your photos and a short description (about 500 words), along with your name, district, and the name of your RYLA event, to firstname.lastname@example.org or to:
Youth Programs Section
1560 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201 USA
When sending photos, please be sure to include the photographer’s name so appropriate credit can be given.
Let us know about your events with the RYLA Report Form (PDF).
To find out about a RYLA event in your area, contact your local Rotary club , or e-mail RI staff , who will put you in touch with your district’s RYLA chair.
Read more about RYLA events .
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