RYLA 2013 - February 16-18, 2013

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The RI District 7620 RYLA Program is an intense, 4-day, 3-night leadership training program that is designed to recognize, encourage, and further develop the leadership skills of 11th and 12th grade high school students who have shown a potential for rendering important service to their schools and communities. The RYLA weekend is typically held at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, 7100 Connecticut Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 in February. Approximately 150 high school students are sponsored by Rotary Clubs from Districts 7620 and 7630.


RYLA has a number of purposes, including the following:

  • To enable promising young leaders to encounter and analyze critical issues of professional and business ethics and to accept responsibility;
  • To confront and resolve critical social, cultural, economic, and environmental issues;
  • To develop and refine leadership skills;
  • To become more acquainted with the business, and professional worlds;
  • To meet and make new friends of different racial, social, and cultural backgrounds;
  • To learn about Rotary and its many youth oriented programs; and
  • To have a FUN learning experience.

    This major, worldwide, youth-related, vocational service program was officially adopted by Rotary in 1971.
    It provides a unique opportunity for Rotary clubs to establish a helping relationship with tomorrow's leaders.
    It is a concrete demonstration of Rotary's respect and concern for young people.
    It publicly recognizes and supports the young people who are rendering service to their peers, schools and communities.
    It offers an opportunity to introduce Rotary to tomorrows leaders.
    It introduces these young people to members of Rotaract.

    RYLA is an intense weekend of stimulating lectures, discussions, and hands-on learning experiences. The focus is on development of leadership skills and increasing awareness of critical public issues, community concerns, youth-related issues, and service/career opportunities. In addition, there are many supervised recreational and social activities designed to promote healthy interaction and FUN.