About RYLA
What is RYLA?


Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) is a week long personal development and leadership program sponsored by Rotary aimed at developing the interpersonal and professional skills of young adults.



Why go to RYLA?

A common comment at the end of every RYLA is "that was the best week of my life!" The skills and lessons learnt, the people met, the atmosphere and the fun all contribute to make this a great stepping stone to living your masterpiece.



What will you learn at RYLA?

During the program, participants will explore & develop: 

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Communicating & listen skills

  • Public speaking skills

  • Personality types

  • Group dynamics

  • Relationships in all areas of life (work, personal)

  • Stress management skills

  • Short/long term goal setting

  • Characteristics of effective leaders

  • Various styles of leadership

Who is eligible to attend?

Young people, from diverse backgrounds, between the ages of 18 and 28, who have demonstrated leadership potential in a variety of situations. These may range from youth groups through to their place of employment.



Want more info?

Check out our brochure and our FAQs.

RYLA 9630's 2020
Leadership Team
Program Director
Junior Leaders

Rushil Bhardwaz

9630 Rotarians

Annie Stonehouse Gow

Mark Hams

Senior Leaders

Jarien Long

Emily Keates

Jess Thompson

Eric Tessmann

Aurora O'Neill

Lucy Connolly

Fraser Carrier-Hubbard

Rahil Padarath