Rotary Young Leaders

Developing Young Leaders

Rotary Young Leaders Award

This is held annually at the Petty Pool Centre in Sandiway, Cheshire. Lymm Rotary Club has frequently sponsored two or three young people to attend this one week course, at no cost to the students, ensuring that it is available to all, irrespective of means.

Our programme gives young people hands-on challenges to grow a variety of skills.

What is it?

RYLA, is a leadership development programme run by Rotary for young adults.

Whether from secondary school, university or occupation, RYLA helps to discover one’s potential and develop the skills needed to be a leader in your community, career and everyday life.

Each RYLA course is sponsored by a local Rotary club or group.

What does the programme offer?

RYLA programmes run between three to ten days and give participants the opportunity to:

  • Gain exposure to leadership scenarios
  • Explore problem-solving strategies as part of a team
  • Discuss and apply creative approaches to leadership and conflict management
  • Build confidence in yourself and what you can achieve
  • Meet new people and make lasting friendships
  • Learn how to arrange youth activities and community service projects at locally and internationally

Being a leader is not just about being confident enough to speak out and knowing what to say, it is knowing when to listen to others and understand. RYLA teaches this, and other soft skills, to help everyone to be the best they can be.

Teamwork exercises bring people together from different walks of life in a safe environment where everyone can get to know each other without fear of exclusion or negativity.

As with all Rotary programmes, Rotary members are appropriately DBS checked and risk assessments are carried out for all activities.

Who can take part ?

You don’t need to be a high achiever with outstanding academic grades, just be willing to try something new through activity-based learning and discover new talents along the way, as well as having fun.

RYLA programmes involve physical challenges so can be demanding. Some degree of fitness is required.

The courses are open to people aged 14 to 30.

'What We Do' Main Pages:

Supporting local charities, clubs, and village life.

An afternoon tea each, let's have a party !

An annual event with a different format due to Covid regulations. Teas and plants delivered to our local elderly by Rotary & Inner Wheel.

Picking up litter around Lymm Dam.

Helping to keep Lymm clean and tidy.

New tables and tablecloths for the Sanctuary Cafe

Providing new tables and covers

Coffee morning raises £1400 !!

Coffee Morning for a very worth cause.

A craft table for Brookfield Care Home

Helping when we can!

Providing £2000 to charitable & support groups.

Distributing funds around our locality,

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