Building strength, confidence and camaraderie in 3 days is a remarkable achievement. For many years our participants have benefitted from the RYLA Conference and consider it a highlight of the year they attended. Many apply and are selected to return the following year to experience the weekend all over again as a Facilitator and even the year after that as a Super Facilitator. Many have shared their experiences in words, video and photos. Here are a few examples of how RYLA has changed the world.


“RYLA saved my life. I learned how to be comfortable in my own skin, and more importantly how to help others be all that they can be. Without my RYLA experience, I honestly don’t know how I would be able to deal with all the things life throws at us.” – Molly

“Every year RYLA has challenged me in ways that I would have never thought, and it is through those challenges that I have become the leader I am today. More than anything RYLA has been at the heart of my growth as a person and without it, I would not be the person I am today.” – Andrew

“RYLA has been such an amazing experience for me, it truly has changed my life! It has taught me to step out of my comfort zone, and not be a afraid of what could happen if I do that. I have been involved in RYLA for 3 years now and I am going back for my 4th year! In all of those years I have also made some great friendships from all around the world because RYE students and students from around the state attend this conference. I am so happy that i got involved in RYLA because it has not only changed who I am as a person but how i live my life!” - Alison

“I can’t think of a better way to learn than RYLA. We learned so many things in a weekend and we didn’t even realize it. Time went by really fast, because we were having fun all the time, meeting new people and learning so many different and interesting things. I would totally recomend the RYLA camp to anyone interested in learning how to deal with people, large groups, developing strategies, having fun and making new friends!” – Mima

Share Your RYLA Story

We are always looking to re-connect with RYLA Alum to hear how the conference helped you achieve your goals and where your life has taken you. Please email us at to share your success story.

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