The Facts About RYLA
What: Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, is an intensive leadership training and conference for high school juniors and seniors. The program will include lectures and discussion periods with skilled and prominent leaders, as well as group activities, recreation, good food and fellowship.
Who: High School Juniors & Seniors – Participants are selected and sponsored by their local Rotary club. Rotary members are business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service, promote high ethical standards and strive to build goodwill and peace in the world.
Where: Camp ASCCA, near Dadeville AL. Participants will stay in camp facilities activities will take place on the camp property. Participants are housed in bunkhouse-type buildings.
When: Held in the Spring, usually in March or April. Participants will usually arrive on a Thursday for registration. RYLA usually concludes on Sunday morning following breakfast, an ecumenical prayer service, and final session.
Why: RYLA is an activity sponsored by District 6880 of Rotary, representing some 49 Rotary Clubs in south-central Alabama. These clubs select and sponsor approximately 100 young people to meet in an unfamiliar setting to focus on leadership and decision making skills. We stress the Rotary Four Way Test of things we think, say or do:
- Is It The Truth?
- Is It Fair To All Concerned?
- Will It Build Good Will And Better Friendships?
- Will It Be Beneficial To All Concerned?
Applications: Applications are available through your local Rotary clubs. Parental or Guardian permission forms will be required for all participants.
Expense: There is no cost to any youth. You may bring individual spending money for incidental expenses. The local, sponsoring Rotary Club pays registration fees which are outlined in the documents below. All students should coordinate their transportation arrangements through the Rotary sponsor.