Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive, two-and-a-half-day leadership training program for high school juniors in District 5300 chosen for their leadership potential. In addition to the development of leadership skills, RYLA is meant to develop understanding of Rotary among youth participants and reinforce and provide recognition for their efforts, accomplishments, skills and potential as leaders. Rotarians serve as facilitators to the students’ learning and discovery, as well as role models of Rotary ideals of the Four Way Test and Service Above Self.

2016 RYLA District 5300 April 15-17
Thousand Pines Camp Video

Camp Drone Video

2016 RYLA District 5300 Slide Show 1

2016 RYLA District 5300 Slide Show 2

Contributed by: Sean Odonohue,
Pomona Rotary Club


Our club wants to send students to RYLA:

2016 Club Intent to Participate Form

Tools for Recruiting Students for RYLA

RYLA Flyer (PDF)


Tools for Interviewing/Notifying Students

Suggested Interview Questions
Suggested Talley Sheet
Sample Letter of Selection
Sample Letter to School Announcing Selection
Sample Letter of Selection as Female Alternate
Sample Letter of Selection as Male Alternate
Sample Letter of Non Acceptance
Student Application and Parental Consent Form

Attention Club RYLA Chairs, please mail completed student applications to:

Southern CA: Tom Hould 135 E. Chestnut Ave. #12 Monrovia, CA 91016
Nevada: Tony Scheppmann, 1323 Red Barron Lane, Boulder city, NV 89055-1227

What to Bring/What Not to Bring
Orientation PowerPoint Presentation

Orientation Guide for Rotarians Coming Soon


I want to be a Facilitator (lead a group of 8 students)

Find Your Continent Leader to Apply for RYLA Facilitator
Facilitator Training Calendar
All Rotarians Attending RYLA Use This Application)
Email to Your Continent Leader
2015 RYLA Facilitator Coordinator: Raghada Kourey

Facilitator Training (Registration)
High Desert/Antelope Valley

California East and West


Facilitator Training (PPT)

What to Bring/What Not to Bring

Where is RYLA held

Thousand Pines Camp, Crestline, CA

PowerPoint Presentations

Orientation PowerPoint Presentation

PowerPoint Presentation to Promote RYLA Coming Soon


I want to apply to attend RYLA

Requirement: Student must be 17 at the time he/she attend RYLA and will not turn 18 during the event.

Student Application and Parental Consent Form
This application can be filled in on your computer if it is opened in Adobe Reader.

I want to apply to be a Senior Counselor


I have been selected to go to RYLA

What to Bring/What Not to Bring

Parent/Student Orientation for Southern Nevada – See District Calendar for April 11th and April 13th

RYLA 2013

Large Version of Group Picture

District Calendar

San Dimas - Kick Out/Installation
June 19th 2024
More info

DC 24 Cruise to Service, June 21-24 (Registration Form)
Jun 21st - Jun 24th 2024
More info

Vegas Verde (North Las Vegas) Weekly Club Meeting
June 21st 2024
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Ensenada service project (District Conference attendees only)
June 23rd 2024
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Dark for Demotion
June 26th 2024
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Green Valley Debunking Ceremony
June 27th 2024
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Altadena - Melodia Mariposa Concert June 29
June 29th 2024
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Industry Hills Chili Cook-Off at Delhaven!
June 29th 2024
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Upland - Installation and Debunking
June 29th 2024
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