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RYLA University Welcome Video:

"An experience unlike any other. You get to connect with so many bright people who all want to bond over their shared values and love for service."
~Emily R, RYLA University 2023 Participant

"RYLA is a life-changing opportunity to bond with other people striving to become leaders and fulfill the Rotary ideals; you are immersed into activities and seminars where you are taught different ways to serve others."
~Amanda G, RYLA University 2023 Participant

"The energy at RYLA was incredible in that it was so supportive and encouraging. It allowed me to unlock a new, more extroverted and confident part of me that back home I was terrified to tap into and for that I will be forever grateful."

~Sydney M, RYLA University 2023 Participant

"It’s honestly the best way to express yourself and learn more about who you are as a person." ~Zamya S, RYLA University 2023 Participant

"It’s a great program that teaches you about the different forms of leadership and how they are applied in the real world. It brings people from different towns together and shows how well great leaders can work together to make a difference." ~Olivia P, RYLA University 2023 Participant

"Enjoy every second of it cause it’s a really good experience that you can have on your life." ~Paulina S, RYLA University 2023 Participant

"A fulfilling experience that will help you create bonds in a short time period."
~David T, RYLA University 2023 Participant

"An amazing opportunity for us young people to develop leadership skills, build confidence, and network with other students our age. Through workshops, team-building activities, and community service projects, participants gain valuable insights into leadership principles and cultivate lifelong friendships. It's a transformative experience that can give us the confidence to make a positive impact on our community and other around us."
~Emily R, RYLA University 2023 Participant

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RYLA University 2024 for District 7475

June 30-July 3, 2024

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Drew University
Madison, NJ

RYLA 2024 Info
2024 Registration

Registration Information





Registration is Closed

Ensure spots for your participants now!

Checks should be made out to:
"Rotary District 7475"
Add note: "RYLA 2024"

Checks should be sent to:
Judith Frank
17 Condit Street
Succasunna, NJ 07876

Program Director David Speaks With Rotary President Gordon McInally

RYLA University Documents

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This trifold may be printed out and/or emailed to anyone who should know what RYLA is. For example, provide a copy to students who might interview with your Club to be selected as a participant, or a student who is already selected as a scholarship recipient looking to familiarize himself or herself with the program!

A rundown of answers to frequently asked questions for RYLA University 2024.

A complete guide to RYLA University 2024 for Rotarians. Includes a step-by-step checklist for selecting and registering participants for RYLA University 2024, general RYLA University details, RYLA 2024 COVID-19 Policy, Rotary Youth Protection Statement, contact information and bio of Program Director David Edelstein.

A complete guide to RYLA University 2024 for for Participants and Parents/Guardians. Includes program objectives, goals, mission and vision; program and camp rules; forms to complete; contact information and bio of Program Director David Edelstein.

This form has 2 pages and 3 sections: 1) Release, Waiver, and Indemnity; 2) Health Care; 3) Photo and Video Release. Each section must be signed and dated by the Parent or Guardian.

This form should be scanned and uploaded to the last section of the online form at

It may also be mailed to: Bob Law, RYLA Registrar, 32 Cobblewood Road, Blairstown NJ 07825

or scanned and emailed to

Epinephrine Auto - Injector Authorization Form for those who require this.

This form should be scanned and uploaded to the last section of the online form at

It may also be mailed to: Bob Law, RYLA Registrar, 32 Cobblewood Road, Blairstown NJ 07825

or scanned and emailed to

2024 Documents
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What is RYLA?


Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary clubs and districts where you develop your skills as a leader while having fun and making connections.

What are the benefits?

Connect with leaders in your community and around the world to:

  • Build communication and problem-solving skills

  • Discover strategies for becoming a dynamic leader in your school or community

  • Learn from community leaders, inspirational speakers, and peer mentors

  • Unlock your potential to turn motivation into action

  • Have fun and form lasting friendships

What’s involved?

RYLA is an experiential leadership training program for high school juniors entering their senior year of high school.

At RYLA, students hone their leadership potential, develop creative problem-solving strategies, and learn ethical business practices in addition to many other leadership lessons.

How can I participate?

RYLA participants are nominated and sponsored by local Rotary clubs. Contact your local Rotary club to find out more about its specific procedures, and utilize this website for District-wide RYLA information!

Rotary Youth Protection

RYLA University, The Rotaract Club of Leadership & Service, Rotary 7475 and its staff adhere to the Rotary Youth Protection Guidelines:

Statement of Conduct for Working With Youth

Rotary International strives to create and maintain a safe environment for all youth who participate in Rotary activities. To the best of their ability, Rotary members, their partners, and other volunteers must safeguard the children and young people with whom they come into contact and protect them from physical, sexual, and psychological abuse.


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