Students are awarded the opportunity to participate in RYLA by a local Rotary club. Through these sponsorships to Rotary Youth Leadership Academy, Rotary Clubs bring together a diverse fellowship of young leaders from different home backgrounds, levels of education, religions, and areas of extracurricular involvement to collaborate, learn, grow, and take on the opportunities of their generation.

Any young person, regardless of gender, race, creed or color, who is a high school sophomore or junior is eligible to participate in RYLA.

Young people who are interested in participating are asked to look up a Rotary Club in your area and reach out to them asking about their involvement with RYLA, clubs can be found by clicking here.

Rotarians: click here to learn more about how you can participate in the Rotarian Experience.



If You Have Been Formally Selected to Participate in the 2020 RYLA:

Students and Rotarians who have been formally selected to participate in RYLA must officially register themselves for the conference no later than September 14th.  If you fail to register, you will be ineligible to participate. Click here to fill out a Registration Form.