RYLA 5830 Paris TX
The experiences I have had with this unique leadership environment have been life-changing. I can honestly say that I learned more in one weekend at RYLA than I would have learned spending weeks or months somewhere else. I learned that to be a leader includes being a follower. Being a listener. Being a volunteer. … I know, without a doubt, that I would not be the person and leader I am today if it had not been for RYLA. S.K.
what RYLA means to me! I remember crying for two days after I left the camp because I missed everybody so much. RYLA is definitely one of the greatest blessings I’ve ever had. It completely changed my life and taught me more about life in three days than I’d learned in sixteen years. … You won’t regret it!! A.M.
In 1959, the state government of Queensland, Australia, invited local Rotarians to help plan a festival celebrating Queensland’s upcoming centenary. Learning that Queen Elizabeth II was sending her cousin Princess Alexandra, who was in her early 20s, to the celebration, Rotarians planned activities specifically for the princess’ age group. The gundoo, an aboriginal word meaning “festival” or “fun together,” was a rousing success. More than 300 men and women between the ages of 17 and 23 attended. Encouraged by the event’s popularity with the young attendees, Rotarians saw potential to create a similar annual youth program. With little hesitation, Governor...
WHAT IS RYLA? Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an international program that was created by Rotary International to encourage strong leadership in youth. Young people chosen for their leadership potential attend an all-expenses-paid camp to develop and enhance leadership skills through activities conducted in an atmosphere of trust and respect. RYLA aims to teach what it takes to be an effective leader. Leadership Communication Decision Making Problem Solving Self Esteem Trust Teamwork WHAT IS ROTARY? Rotary is a service organization of business and professional men and women united worldwide who conduct humanitarian projects, encourage high standards in...