RYLA is a unique annual development programme which is designed to improve the leadership and communication skills of young people aged 18 to 26 years old to enable them to achieve their potential in work and the world in which they live. The RYLA scheme in East Anglia has successfully changed many lives, giving young people the skills and tools to improve their employment prospects and develop careers.
RYLA is a 7 day, 15 hours per day fully residential intensive program held at Grafham Water Centre, Cambridge, during the first week of September and is designed to change 50 individuals into a formidable team of people, utilising professional tutors, lecturers and instructors. You can find more information and a good video clip at www.ryla.co.uk.
The Rotary Club of Felixstowe looks to sponsor the full course cost for one or two local candidates each year to go on this very valuable course. The candidates should live locally and should be in employment locally, in training or further education. If you would like to find out more, or you know of a suitable candidate, be they an employee or indeed a friend or relative who would benefit from this opportunity, please contact Mark Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regrettably due to uncertainty about COVID and 18 to 35 year olds being vaccinated and protected in time, the scheme will not proceed for 2021, so obviously we are now looking ahead with hope to September 2022.
What previous organisations have said about the benefits of RYLA:
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more It was great to get together under the Felixstowe Golf Club marquee on 24 June to mark the start of the new Rotary year and Bryan Boreham’s presidency, along with the award of a Paul Harris Fellowship to Rotarian Richard Bugg.
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more The Rotary Club of Felixstowe was delighted to present an ECG machine to the town's Minor Injuries Clinic
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more Felixstowe Rotary club is supporting Sarah Fitch of the Cuppa café in her project to support the lonely elderly in the Walton area. “Meetup Fridays” provides an opportunity to meet for a cup of tea and a natter every Friday 10am - 12pm.
more Felixstowe Rotary Club are delighted to have had the opportunity to be a key enabler in establishing both Junior and Senior Park Runs by granting £2,500 towards the set-up costs.
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