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What is Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA)?

It is a Rotary International programme which offers young people an opportunity to participate in a programme of physical and intellectual activities, which will develop skills in:

 Team working,  Positive leadership,  Communication,  Problem Solving, Decision making

On these foundations are built self-confidence and self-esteem which are vital aspects of responsible and global citizenship.

How can take part in the RYLA programme?

Participants are selected by your local Rotary Club, many sponsor more than one participant and they try to ensure that the young people chosen come from a wide background of abilities, vocations and social levels that they consider to have leadership and development potential.  The Rotary Club will spread their net wide and hope to attract candidates from local Colleges, business, public sector organisations and social organisations, etc.  If you are interested in participating or have an employee you wish to put on the course, then please contact us.

Here in the SW we run some of the best leadership development programmes in the Rotary world. The Rotary Club of St Austell focuses on the Senior RYLA which has a focus on 18 to 30 year olds and last for a week in July each year. They are heavily oversubscribed by schools and employers who recognise the value of RYLA to their businesses.  We are lucky that our course is run on Dartmoor and there are about 25 - 30 young persons on each yearly course.

St Austell sponsor one candidate for the club, but we also work with Eden Project and Imerys to allow candidates to attend from these organisations.

Every year we sponsor a young adult, if you know of a young individual who would like to attend then email youthservice@rotarysta.uk for more information.