Rotary District 5650 is currently seeking and accepting nominations for Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA). RYLA camp (April 5-7, 2019), an intensive 3-day training program for High School Sophomores and Juniors that helps participants think critically about important issues and share ideas with talented peers, learn how to coordinate and lead community service projects, discuss the importance of good governance and civil society to the world, and finally, learn to think globally and explore issues that transcend national and cultural boundaries.
The following information is from the Rotary District 5650:
This year we are particularly excited to include several new activities and opportunities for students to become engaged, including learning and interacting with young entrepreneurs across the region. We are also going to take time to talk to students about different scholarship opportunities available through Rotary. This really is a unique opportunity for your students skills that will serve them well in high school and beyond.
As mentioned previously RYLA enables participants to debate issues of professional responsibility and human relations, improve leadership and communications skills, learn about businesses and institutions, and meet Rotarians while having fun and making friends. In addition, RYLA provides participants the opportunity to refine skills and explore pertinent topics with their peers and business professionals. The RYLA experience prepares young people to be leaders in their community, profession, and other facets of everyday life. While there is a nominal fee for participants to attend, sponsoring Rotary clubs pay all the participants’ expenses.
To make the camp a success we seek students from diverse backgrounds throughout our district. Diversity in this context refers to any student who is interested in local and global issues and whose participation in this program would help expand their current experiences and perspectives. This is where you become important, as a counselor you have the relationship and rapport with students that is necessary in identifying the right participants. We seek your help to spread the word about this amazing opportunity and to encourage students you believe would benefit from this experience to apply.
For more information about the program please visit their website.