Students

RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) is a four-day conference that will bring you rewards you never knew you could achieve. It will challenge you to make great new friends, learn to be a fantastic leader, and help you develop skills for all types of situations during your next steps in life.

We heard that you were the best of the best, the cream of the crop. That’s why your local Rotary club picked YOU! We can’t wait to meet you and include you in the terrific programs we have planned for RYLA this year.

When you come to the conference you are going to meet a ton of people similar to you. Are you possibly an officer in your local Interact club? Maybe a class officer? How about a leader on your sports team or in your church group?

What makes you stand out from the crowd are special gifts you have. And we want to help you use those gifts to take one more important step in achieving all those dreams and goals you have set. We may even help you set some new dreams you don'’t know you have yet!

We have some of the best speakers and programs in the area coming to work with YOU on how to be a leader, hone your etiquette and interviewing skills, realize the power of community service, meet a great new group of people, run a productive and exciting meeting, and produce significant accomplishments with your own group, team or club. We also have a lot of fun stuff planned, like seeing a spectacular city and make new friends from all over North Florida.

We have seen it for many years now. New students come to RYLA thinking it is going to be just another conference to place on their college application. What happens is really something special RYLA turns into a life-changing experience. No one wants to leave the conference at the end; staff, counselors, and especially –YOU! It will truly change your life. Don't believe us? See what some past RYLArian's have said in our testimonials.

We have so many people that want to come back. Some become junior counselors and counselors, but you can only go through RYLA once. So make it worth it, make it memorable and make it COUNT!

We can’t wait to meet you in June! It’s going to be a blast!