Leadership. Team Building. Personal Growth

What is RYLA?

RYLA stands for Rotary Youth Leadership Awards.

Dates

April 17 - 19, 2020

Location

Camp Redwood Glen

Scott's Valley, CA

Cost

Funding is automatically awarded, to those accepted, covering all costs and transportation.

Eligibility

All high school sophomores and juniors in Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties.

 

Get ready to tear down obstacles of the mind and body. RYLA promotes opportunities for youth to practice leadership, engage in teamwork, build problem solving skills and gain confidence.

 

 
RYLA is one of the most significant and fastest growing programs of Rotary International.
 

 
 
 

RYLA In Detail

RYLA PARTICIPANTS GAIN SKILLS IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

Communication Skills:

  • Develop interpersonal skills

  • Communicate more effectively

  • Develop listening skills

  • Participate in some public speaking in a warm, supportive environment

Leadership:

  • Identify the characteristics of exemplary leaders

  • Learn about different styles of leadership

  • Observe effective leaders in various situations

Personal Qualities:

  • Identify the various types of personalities

  • Learn to work cooperatively with others

  • Learn about effective time management

  • Learn how to handle stress

Problem solving strategies:

  • Learn creative thinking skills

  • Learn practical problem solving and decision making skills

  • Use a problem solving model in a practical situation

 
Each year thousands of young people take part in local RYLA programs worldwide. 

The Rotary Clubs in District 5150 sponsor a leadership training program for sophomore and junior high school students in Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties.

The three day camp emphasizes leadership, team-building, and personal growth. 

 

 
RYLA 5150 - 2018. Camp Redwood Glenn

RYLA 5150 - 2018. Camp Redwood Glenn

 

THE AIMS OF RYLA

  • Demonstrate Rotary's respect and engagement of youth

  • Provide an effective, empowering training experience for young leaders

  • Encourage leadership of youth by youth

  • Recognize publicly young people who are rendering service to their communities

 

EVERY RYLA CAMP FOCUSES ON THE FOLLOWING TOPICS: 

  • Fundamentals of leadership

  • Ethics of positive leadership

  • Importance of communication skills in effective leadership

  • Problem solving and conflict management

  • Rotary's purpose and service to the community

  • Building self confidence and self esteem


RYLA Camp Funding Awards

Participants are sponsored and all expenses are paid by more than 35 local Rotary clubs in District 5150 (Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties).  For those selected to participate, this recognition offers the opportunity to build self-confidence, meet active leaders from 30+ high schools across the district, gain exposure to a variety of community issues, and learn valuable leadership skills. 

The Rotary Club of San Francisco, the second oldest club in the world founded in 1908, started RYLA as a community project in 1985 with the support of its San Francisco Rotary Foundation.  In 2013, the project was opened to the entire district and thousands of sophomores and juniors from over 40 high schools have been supported to participate.  The Rotary Club of San Francisco and its San Francisco Rotary Foundation remain the lead sponsors of RYLA.