What is RYLA?
Rotary Youth Leadership Association
Just by attending a single RYLA conference, a plethora of opportunities can open up for you.
Become acquainted with a premiere service organization-Rotary
and proven leaders from communities throughout Rotary District 7255.
Exchange ideas, opinions, and plans with talented, energetic people just like you
in an atmosphere free from negative pressures and distractions.
Learn how to organize and manage community service projects.
Discuss ways to become role models for peers
facing problematic issues. (drugs, school problems, etc.)
Discuss effective and appropriate approaches for resolving
family, social, and professional conflicts.
Learn about other Rotary programs including Interact (Service Club for HS students),
Rotaract (Service Clubs for young adults), and the Youth Exchange--
a study-abroad program sponsored by Rotary International.
Develop a strong connection with your local Rotary Club.
Gain exposure to issues and exchange ideas with thoughtful people
through presentations and group activities.
Participate in outdoor and indoor team challenges and fun, recreational activities.
Expand personal development by learning more about problem solving,
communication, being leaders and followers, trusting, risk-taking and supporting others.
Explore behavioral strengths and how to interact with others.
Recognize behavioral weaknesses and creative ways to overcome them.
Understand how to be a better you and use this information to strive for self-improvement.
Learn how to benefit others in your life, as well as your immediate community and the world.
" All I want to say is thank you guys so much for being the best group of people I have ever had the chance to meet. RYLA has been a life-changing experience for me because it's a place where I truly feel accepted and I want to thank each and every one of you for that. Everyone did an amazing job this weekend, no doubt it was incredible. I love you you all. RYLA forever."
-Kendall Fitzgerald, Eastport South Manor High School
Check out our 2013 Spring Conference!