Rotary Youth Leadership Awards 2023

Sat, Jul 22nd 2023 at 4:00 pm- Sat, Jul 29th 2023 - 2:30 pm

This is an opportunity for young people between 18 and 26 to do a leadership course involving physical challenges.

The next Senior RYLA you can plan for takes place in Saturday 22nd July to Saturday 29th July 2023

What does RYLA offer?

  • 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
  • A personal development of 8 days (7 nights) activities including:

    • Water sports
    • Practical Initiative Tests
    • Development of Interpersonal Skills
    • Camping
    • Map Reading
    • Problem Solving
    • Computer based business game
    • Lectures & Presentations
    RYLA programmes run 8 days:

    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 risk assessments are carried out for all activeties.

    RYLA will cost approximately £800.

    Who eligible?

    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 District 1070 RYLA course is open to people aged 18 to 26. 

    The course is designed on a basis of team competition with each day building on the knowledge and experience gained in the previous days. Any time lost is to the detriment of the awardee, the team and the whole group therefore, applicants must commit themselves to the whole week. 

    Rotary clubs please note: It is essential to have a reserve awardee to cover for last minute illness etc. Perhaps this year’s reserve could become next year’s priority choice.

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    Rotary Youth Leadership Awards 2023 pages:

    Senior RYLA - Application

    more Senior RYLA for Young Adults aged 18 – 26

    RYLA Reservations

    more This form is for bookings for 2023 and is available now.

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