Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is Rotary Internationals’s leadership training program for young people. RYLA emphasizes leadership, citizenship, and personal growth, and aims to:

  • Demonstrate Rotary’s respect and concern for youth
  • Provide an effective training experience for selected youth and potential leaders
  • Encourage leadership of youth by youth
  • Recognize publicly young people who are rendering service to their communities

Since 2000, the District 6220 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Academy┬áhas grown to become one of the District’s most impactful programs of Rotary Service. Each year, almost 100 students with leadership potential attend an all expenses paid conference to learn leadership through practice. Rotary Clubs throughout the District select participants and facilitate the event’s curriculum.