RYLA stands for Rotary Youth Leadership Awards.  It is held every February in the D.C. area  and its geared toward area high school students.  The Rotary Club of Potomac-Bethesda strives to sponsor a student each year from Montgomery County to attend RYLA.
RYLA aims to teach youth to be an effective leader including:
  • Fundamentals of leadership
  • Ethics of positive leadership
  • Building self-esteem and self confidence
  • Importance of communication skills in effective leadership
  • Rotary's purpose of service to the community and world
  • Elements of community and global citizenship
  • Conflict management and problem solving