What Is RYLA?
Strong leaders are made, not born.
Leadership skills are learned, not inherited.
Rotary Clubs around the world are dedicated to helping young people develop their leadership skills to the fullest. RYLA stands for Rotary Youth Leadership Award.
Each spring local Rotary Clubs from across North Central Washington and the Southern Interior of BC present selected young adults the "award" of a leadership seminar. The RYLA seminar will assist young people to realize their leadership potential and adapt their experiences to life in their communities.
For 4 days from Thursday afternoon until Sunday afternoon a group of approximately 40 young adults (19 - 24) will gather in Penticton, BC. The weekend is a remarkable opportunity to meet and learn with outstanding young representatives of both Canada and the United States. Penticton is located on the shores of Okanagan Lake. Past graduates of the program call the experience "transformative" and "life changing."