Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is Rotary's leadership training program for young people. Students exhibiting basic leadership qualities and
entering their junior and senior year of high school are eligible to be nominated for RYLA. RYLA emphasizes leadership, citizenship, and personal
growth, and aims to:
- Demonstrate Rotary's respect and concern for youth,
- Provide an effective training experience for selected youth and potential leaders,
- Encourage leadership of youth by youth, and
- Recognize publicly young people who are rendering service to their communities.
The 2012 RYLA conference was held at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida, from Thursday, July 12, 2012, through Sunday, July 15, 2012.
Approximately 100 high school students from throughout the district were in attendance.
Seth Parker and Haley Reid from Palatka High School and Mashe Beck from Interlachen High School were sponsored by the Palatka Sunrise Rotary Club
The 2013 RYLA conference will be held June 27-30, 2013.
FAQ about RYLA: http://www.ryla6970.org/rylafaqs.htm