What is RYLA?
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a High School Leadership Development program sponsored by Rotary International. Each year, thousands of young people take part in the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) programs held worldwide.
Our RYLA Camp has been specifically designed by area Rotary Clubs for High School students in Central and North Western Arizona.
We hold our RYLA Conference at Camp Pinerock in Prescott Arizona, annually over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend.
The next RYLA conference is: January 16-19th, 2015
RYLA encourages servant leadership in youth by recognizing and rewarding deserving students who are chosen to attend RYLA as an "award" for their past and present leadership and service activities.
High School Students, primarily in their sophomore and junior years, are chosen for their leadership potential. Award winners, known as Delegates, attend an all-expenses-paid camp to learn advanced leadership skills. Delegates reinforce their skills by using these new leadership tools in many activities which enhance their ability.
41 Rotary clubs that comprise our Rotary District select Delegates and facilitate the event's curriculum.
RYLA aims to:
- 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
- Build individual self confidence
- Learn how and when to lead, and how and when to follow
- To exceed your own understanding of how strong you really are!