The Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) is a week-long residential personal development program for young people aged 19 to 25 years, which focuses on yourself, leadership and community. In Rotary District 9675, RYLA aims to: 

  • Give young people the chance to come together in a supportive environment to gain a better understanding of their own strengths and the unique qualities and abilities of others
  • Provide an opportunity for young people to develop a network of resources to facilitate their roles and development
  • Facilitate learning about teamwork, communication, motivation and to develop the leadership skills of young people through experiential workshops
  • Create a greater awareness of social issues affecting young people and
  • Demonstrate Rotary’s commitment to young people.
RYLA was such an eye opening experience. The friends gained and lessons learnt will stay with me forever" "Within 24 hours, I knew I was in for a fantastic week

When and Where is RYLA?

The normal RYLA program has been cancelled for January 2021. The possibility of offering this program later in 2021 will be reviewed in line with the changes to the restrictions for COVID19 so stay tuned for further updates during 2021!

Who pays for RYLA?

Each RYLA candidate is sponsored by a Rotary Club from District 9675.  The cost of sponsoring a candidate is used to pay for venue hire, speakers and catering throughout the program.  The sponsoring Rotary Club aims to assist with transporting the participant to and from the camp where possible.  This means that it should not cost you anything to participate in the program.

Ingleburn Rotary usually offers young people in our area one or two positions each year. In recent years RYLA has been held in early January at the Yarramundi YMCA Camp, north west of Sydney.

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