RYLA

An international leadership programme for young people


RYLA

RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) began in Australia in the 1950s and now runs in most districts throughout the Rotary world.  The programme aimed at 14 to 30 year olds is designed to:

  • Develop leadership skills
  • Increase self-confidence
  • Gain exposuree to a variety of issues and meet lots of new people
  • Improve career skills andknowledge

The Rotary Club of Sheffield organise and run a 4-day RYLA course on behalf of the Rotary district.  During the course the participantstake part in a number of team challenges and problem solving activities.  Each participantis given the opportunity to lead a team at least once, enabling them to develop and show their leadership skills.  Following each activity, candidates are asked to evaluate their team leaders and a feedback and de-brief session is carried out.

The course is aimed at 14 to 17 year olds and is held each February at the club's centre in Castleton, Derbyshire.  Participants are also encouraged to keep in touch with their sponsoring Rotary clubs and to approach them for help and support with their own projects in the future.

It is always terrific to see changes in many of the participants who arrive as quiet individuals and 4 days later leave with more self-confidence and a new bunch of friends.  Feedback from participants includes:

'The whole week has been absolutely amazing.  The activities/challenges were extremely fun and I have made lots of new friends as a result.'

'I enjoyed being with other people from all over.  Everyone gave respect to each other and the leaders and the leaders gave respect to us too.'

'I learnt alot of things about leadership that I didn't know before.  I loved this course and hope other people get to experience what I did.  Thank you so much.'

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EndPlasticSoup Day

By 2050 we aim to have no plastic soup in our oceans and seas, no plastic waste in our rivers lakes, parks and streets

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Rehearsals in progress for Music in the Gardens

Music in The Gardens presented by the Rotary Clubs of South Yorkshire

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Santa and his helpers at Sheffield Children's Hospital

Santa visiting sick children on Christmas Day

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Litter picking on the Longshaw Estate

Club members litter picking on the Longshaw Estate, Derbyshire

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Building begins

We are building an eco greenhouse for a local primary school

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District 1220 have teamed up with Taylors Transport

A district initiative to provide food to those in need during the coronavirus pandemic takes off!

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Jubilee Foodbank receive a delivery of food

The Rotary Club of Sheffield make a commitment to support a local food bank

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The Rotary Centre in the Hope Valley

This year should have been the 100th anniversary of the camps - the longest running Rotary service project in the world!

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RYLA 2020 Participants

An international leadership programme for young people

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Ellen from Theodora Children's Charity explaining the work of Giggle Doctors to our club members

Providing 'Giggle Doctors' for children in hospitals and hospices

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Rotarians at work

After over 12 months of closure due to Covid-19 restrictions we're getting ready to reopen the Rotary Centre to visitors.

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Rotarian Robbie took the crown at our recent bowling event!

In Rotary we believe that through lasting friendships we can work better together to support others!

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Rotary in Action!

Now the greenhouse is completed we've turned out attention onto the garden

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Providing holidays for disadvantaged local children for 100 years

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Some of the retailers supporting easyfundraising

Join easyfundraising and you can collect free donations for us every time you buy something online. It won't cost you a penny extra so please help us to raise funds.

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Crocus corm planting

Rotarians have been planting crocus corms to brighten up the grounds of 10 Sheffcare Homes across the city

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Christmas fun at Sheffield Children's Hospital!

‚ÄčOur club has a long history of supporting communities both locally and further afield; and we are always looking for different ways to help others.

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