Posted by Aad Vermeyden


The countdown for RYLA  (Rotary Youth Leadership Award)  is on, it’s now less less than a month away!! BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP. Over the years, registrations for RYLA have come in later and later and currently the numbers are worryingly low. We need you/your club to find  candidates that can benefit from this year’s edition.
Dates:   Sunday, June 11, at 3:30pm to Saturday, June 17, at 12noon
Location:  State University of New York  (SUNY), Fredonia, NY
Cost: For 2017, the program cost is $725 US per participant. Rotary clubs across District 7090 pay the cost of registration on behalf of the candidates they select.  If you have questions or need more info, please contact: Sue O’Dwyer.  Read more for additional details. 
RYLA is an intensive training program for youth ages 19-25. It is for young adults, professionals, entrepreneurs, college and university students who demonstrate self awareness, leadership qualities and concern for others.  The RYLA program enables young adults to debate issues of professional responsibility and human relations, improve leadership and communication skills, learn about businesses and institutions, and meet Rotarians while having fun and making friends. RYLA enables young adults to get to know themselves better and to cultivate the respect and trust of others. Participants will be able to identify their own leadership skills and determine ways to make more effective use of their resources. RYLA provides RYLArians the opportunity to refine skills and explore pertinent topics with their peers and elders.  For Rotarians, RYLA offers the chance to help develop leaders, share valuable expertise and bridge the gap between generations.