What can I expect from RYLA?
RYLA, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, is an engaging 4 day leadership event that connects you with like-minded individuals. The program of RYLA will be provided on the first day of the program. You can expect a variety of speakers and activities that will help grow your leadership skills.
Who is RYLA for?
RYLA is for anyone between the ages of 18 – 30 that are emerging or already experienced leaders. We are strict with our age group, meaning you must be at least 18 years old by May 7, 2020.
How do I get selected to attend RYLA?
Generally participants are in contact with a local Rotary Club who will provide sponsorship and will vouch for your participation in RYLA. If you do not have a sponsoring Rotary Club, completing your registration form will be the first step in getting selected. The RYLA committee will then review the application and if you are successful, will work with you to find a sponsoring Rotary club. There are only 40 spots available for participants.
When is RYLA?
Saturday, June 19, Sunday June 20, Saturday June 26, and Sunday June 27, 20201. Times will be confirmed at a later date. Arriving late or leaving early is disruptive to others and does not give you the full benefit of the program. As a condition of attending RYLA, you must commit to attend the 4 days of the program.
Do I need to have anything for RYLA?
As the event is completely virtual, we require you to have access to a computer, a web cam, and a microphone. We will be using Zoom as our main platform. In the event that there will be in-person components, the RYLA committee will reach out in advance to provide you with any additional requirements.
Personal Item
Bring an item that tells something about you. i.e. musical instrument, craft, hobby, special interest, vocation etc. You may wish to use the item when introducing yourself on the first day of the program.
Personal Devices
Based on the location of the facility, cell service is limited. As a requirement of the program, we ask that participants do not use their devices for the duration of the event.