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2022-2023 RYLA Chair David Speaks With Rotary President Gordon McInally

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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 7490 is an experiential leadership training program for high school juniors entering their senior year of high school from Bergen, Hudson & Passaic Counties. RYLA 2023 is scheduled for Sunday, June 25 through Wednesday, June 28 at Happiness is Camping in Hardwick Township, NJ. 

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 7490 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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