Posted on Sep 10, 2018
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
Do you have what it takes to become a dynamic leader and change not only yourself but the world? Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive leadership experience organized by District 7190 and the Rotary Club of Glens Falls where you develop your skills as a leader while having fun and making connections.
What are the benefits?
Connect with leaders in your community and around the world to:
·         Build communication and problem-solving skills
·         Discover strategies for becoming a dynamic leader in your school or community
·         Learn from community leaders, inspirational speakers, and peer mentors
·         Unlock your potential to turn motivation into action
·         Have fun and form lasting friendships
What’s involved?
The RYLA program we run is for participants ages 14-30 and may include University Students, high school students or other young professionals, although historically our classes have been mostly high school students . Depending on the class, RYLA may take the form of a one-day seminar, one weekly meeting for 10 weeks, a three-day retreat, or a weeklong camp. Typically, events last 3-10 days and include presentations, activities, and workshops covering a variety of topics.
The Glens Falls Rotary hosts a RYLA event for secondary school students to hone their leadership potential. Future considerations include hosting a program for university students to develop creative problem-solving strategies, and/or for young professionals to learn ethical business practices.
How can I get involved?
RYLA participants are nominated by local Rotary clubs. Contact us to find out more about RYLA events in your area, how to apply, and any costs of getting involved.
Are you a member or alumnus of Interact, Rotaract, or Rotary Youth Exchange? RYLA can reconnect you with Rotary. Attend a local, regional, or international RYLA event to continue building your leadership skills or volunteer as a peer mentor.
Want to organize a RYLA event?
Energize the next generation of community leaders through Rotary Youth Leadership Awards. Not only will RYLA help young people develop their potential as service-minded leaders, it will energize and inspire your organization and challenge you to discover your own power to be an influential community leader.