Rotary Youth Leadership Awards is an intensive training program for young adults, ages 14-30. RYLAs come in many forms but are usually seminars, camps, or workshops held over 3-10 days. RYLAs are organized by Rotarians.

RYLAs are designed for young adults with proven leadership ability and a commitment to community service. Whether you are a secondary school student, university student, or young professional, RYLA will help you discover your potential and develop the skills needed to be a leader in your community, career, and everyday life.

Through RYLA, you can:

• Develop your leadership skills and character

• Gain exposure to a variety of issues and people

• Meet active community leaders

• Learn valuable information and career skills

All the while, you’ll also have fun, build friendships, and create memories that will last a lifetime.


RYLA participants are usually nominated by local Rotary Clubs, which often cover all expenses associated with the program.

District 7530’s 2016 RYLA is going to be held May 13-15, 2016, at WVU Jackson’s Mill, Jane Lew, WV.  If you’d like to learn more about the RYLA program, contact your local Rotary Club or ryla@rotary.org   for details.

RYLA Instructions for 2015 Participants