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- Rotary Youth  Leadership Awards -

  • Build communication and problem-solving skills

  • Discover strategies for becoming a dynamic leader in your school or community

  • Learn from community leaders, inspirational speakers, and peer mentors

  • Unlock your potential to turn motivation into action

  • Have fun and form lasting friendships

RYLA events are organized locally by Rotary clubs and districts for participants ages 14-30. Depending on community needs, RYLA may take the form of a one-day seminar, a three-day retreat, or a week long camp. Typically, events last 3-10 days and include presentations, activities, and workshops covering a variety of topics.

Your community might host a RYLA event for secondary school students to hone their leadership potential, for university students to develop creative problem-solving strategies, or for young professionals to learn ethical business practices.

The Cortland Breakfast Rotary Club has sponsored three High School students who are usually juniors or seniors that need a little extra confidence and improved leadership skills. The club has provided RYLA scholarships to school districts in McGraw, Cincinnatus and Marathon. These three villages have no Rotary Club and it was important to our club to provide the opportunity for RYLA participation to these school districts.

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