Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a program that originated with Rotary. RYLA encourages selfless leadership in youth by recognizing and rewarding deserving 11th grade students who are chosen to attend RYLA as an "award" for their past and present leadership and service activities.
These select young people attend an all-expenses-paid camp where they are inspired by a diverse group of exceptional speakers, make life-long friends through fellowship activities, and discuss the ethical and social issues of today. These activities are conducted in an atmosphere of trust and respect. The result is that these students return to their schools and communities motivated to take on additional leadership roles and to find additional ways to serve. These youngsters are so enthused from their experience with RYLA that they want to continue it. Our RYLA Reunion camps are in response to that need.