Rotary Youth Leadership Award
Strong leaders are made, not born. Leadership principles are learned, not inherited. Through Camp RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards), “Leaders of Tomorrow” have a forum for teamwork, communication, and consensus building in an environment that challenges personal and team responsibilities. This week long leadership skills summer camp annually provides over one hundred outstanding high school student leaders, opportunities to expand and hone their leadership skills through cabin activities, athletic events, educational workshops, and team building exercises.
The RYLA program serves youth leaders in North Texas schools located in the area covered by Rotary International District 5810.
RYLA campers are high school juniors who have excelled in one or more areas of high school involvement and who have proven leadership potential. Last year, all 61 clubs in Rotary District 5810, recruited from approximately 80 area high schools for camper scholarships. Interviews were conducted from over 1000 student applications. A hard decision in filling the 150 spots in final attendance