Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a leadership training program sponsored by Rotary International that promotes, encourages and rewards outstanding young people who want to become better leaders. RYLA participants can be ages 14-30, but Great Plains RYLA focuses on youth who are high school sophomores and juniors.
RYLA consists of an all-expense paid five-day conference that brings together a special group of young men and women from Central and Western Nebraska to share ideas about becoming better leaders. Action-packed activities, like problem solving games, challenge course, group discussions and teambuilding activities, help participants build confidence and leadership skills.
RYLA emphasizes leadership, citizenship, and personal growth, and aims to:
Demonstrate Rotary's 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 rendering service to their communities.
The Great Plains RYLA camp will take place July 17-21, 2019 at the Halsey National Forest in Halsey, NE. This grant will cover the cost for 4 students to attend the camp from the St. Paul, NE area. The cost is $400 per student.
St. Paul Rotary members participate in this project in multiple ways:
2 club members are in charge of working directly with the RYLA camp, getting information to potential camp attendees and organizing a selection committee.
A selection committee of about 5 club members participate in selecting the students.
At least 1 club member will be an advisor at the camp.
Club members trans port the students to and from the camp (~250 miles round trip).
Students will have a presentation at a Rotary meeting about their experience at RYLA.