Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA)

Rotary Youth Leadership Award is a leadership training program that enhances the leadership and communication skills of our community’s youth while breaking them out of their comfort zones and encouraging Service Above Self (Rotary’s motto). RYLA gives students the confidence to spread their ideas of impact to their community and world while becoming life changers in the lives of others.

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. Also attending RYLA camp are high school students from a foreign country in the Rotary Youth Exchange program.

The 28th annual RYLA camp will be held at the Salvation Army Heart of the Hills facility located in Welling, Oklahoma just outside Tahlequah, Oklahoma in early October. RYLA campers 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.

The Rotary Club of Springdale sponsors students from both Springdale High School and Har-ber High School.  If you are interested in applying for RYLA, Fall 2018 or would like more information contact the Rotary Club of Springdale at

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