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Title: Rotary Youth Leadership Awards


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  • Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

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RYLA
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is one of
    Rotary Internationals nine structured programs
    designed to help clubs and districts achieve
    their service goals in their own communities and
    in communities abroad, fostering fellowship and
    goodwill in the process.

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What is RYLA?
  • RYLA events are intensive training programs for
    youth ages 14-30.
  • A seminar, camp, or workshop, generally 3-10 days
    in length, organized by Rotarians at the club or
    district level.

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RYLA Goals
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
  • Demonstrate Rotarys respect and concern for
    youth.
  • Provide an effective training experience for
    selected youth and potential leaders.
  • Encourage leadership of youth by youth.
  • Publicly recognize young people who are providing
    service to their communities.

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RYLAs Core Curriculum
  • Fundamentals of leadership
  • Ethics of positive leadership
  • Importance of communication skills in effective
    leadership
  • Problem-solving and conflict management
  • Rotarys purpose and service to the community
  • Building self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Elements of community and global citizenship

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Benefits of RYLA
  • Rotarians mentor promising youth in their
    communities.
  • RYLA participants bring new energy to Rotarians,
    inspire fresh ideas for service, increase support
    of projects, and help develop future Rotarians.

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RYLA History
  • The first RYLA was held in July 1961 by Rotary
    Club of Brisbane, Australia.
  • It became an official program of RI in 1971.
  • 20-600 youth participate annually.
  • 70 of Rotary districts participate.

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RYLA Guidelines
  • Highly flexible
  • Age range is 14-30
  • Varying event lengths
  • Organized and run by Rotarians
  • Sponsored by several districts jointly, by one
    district, or by a Rotary club

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Sample Event Themes
  • Create your Vision, Empower the World
  • Leadership Home School
  • Ethics in Business Society
  • Leadership Ecology
  • Reach for the Future

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Organization Overview
  • Form a RYLA committee.
  • Identify the target age group.
  • Identify the location and speakers.
  • Promote the event to the community, schools,
    Interact, or Rotaract clubs.
  • Submit RYLA Report Form to RI after the event.

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Role of District
  • The district RYLA chair, appointed by the
    district governor, and his or her committee
  • Selects program dates
  • Selects site
  • Develops a budget
  • Determines program agenda
  • Promotes to clubs

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Role of Clubs
  • The club RYLA Committee
  • Selects awardees
  • Provides sponsorship
  • Develops expectations of youth upon return from
    program
  • Encourages participation in other RI Programs

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Participate
  • RYLA helps youth
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Increase self-confidence
  • Gain exposure to a variety of issues and people
  • Improve career skills and knowledge
  • Meet community leaders and mentors

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Resources
  • The following resources are available on the RI
    Web site
  • RYLA section
  • RYLA publications
  • RYLA staff
  • Rotary E-Learning Center

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