Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)

RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) is a week-long leadership development programme for 18 to 24 year olds hosted and sponsored by Rotary Clubs in the district. RYLA is an experiential live-in programme designed to help young people develop their team work and communication skills and fulfil their potential as leaders.  


All applications must be submitted through the Sponsoring Rotary Club.
(Eligibility and conditions apply) 


Who Qualifies? 

The course is open to anyone aged 18-24 with the desire to be a leader of the future, the will to invest in their own growth and the passion to be the best they can. You will need to be fit and active to complete this course.


The programme consists of a combination of:

  • talks by community and business leaders particularly focusing on leadership development,
  • opportunities for the exchange of ideas, opinions and experiences in discussion groups etc,
  • open sessions, sport and keep fit exercises,
  • involvement in a community activity and with the host Rotary Club.


What does it cost?


1).  Through club members and paid for by the Rotary Club.

2).  Through Rotary club member’s businesses and business contacts and funded  by those businesses.


Where and When does it take place?


RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards programme) will be held 27-31 January 2016 at the Silverstream Retreat, Hutt Valley. 


Is it for me?


This course will benefit you if your intention is to:

  • Grow and develop as a leader
  • Discover your own personal skills and strengths
  • Challenge yourself physically and mentally to extend your capabilities
  • Interact with and learn from inspirational business and community leaders
  • Network with-like minded individuals from varying backgrounds
  • Advance your ability to operate and communicate effectively in a team environment


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