Rotary Youth Leadership Award is a leadership training program that enhances the leadership and communication skills of a community’s youth while breaking them out of their comfort zones and encouraging service above self. RYLA gives students that confidence to spread their ideas of impact to their community and world while becoming life changers in the lives of those with whom they come in contact.
Our Future Leaders
RYLA is the Rotary sponsored youth leadership training program. RYLA is focused on class leaders who are currently in their junior (11th grade) year of high school. If your club is hosting a student from a foreign country as long as the individual is attending high school (10-12th grades), he or she may attend RYLA camp with the permission and participation of the sponsoring club.
The 26nd annual RYLA camp was held at the Salvation Army Heart of the Hills facility located in Welling, Oklahoma just outside Tahlequah, Oklahoma in early October. RYLA camper are bright leaders who have displayed leadership characteristics. We accept students who have outstanding records and are looking for new ways to learn and grow in the areas of leadership, communication, diversity, vision, mission, teamwork, service, selflessness, and ROTARY.
Springdale Rotary Club sponsors students from both Springdale High School and Har-ber High School. If you are interested in applying for RYLA Fall 2017 or would like more information contact the Springdale Rotary Club at [email protected].