First of all, RYLA is the abbreviation or the expression “Rotary Youth Leadership Awards”. In French «Action pour une formation en faveur de la jeunesse».
These are intensive training programs for youth ages 18 to 30. They help young people to learn how to interact between members, to learn about team work, plus human relations about in society.
RYLA participants are also exposed to values that Rotarians deem essential for those who hold leadership roles: ethical behavior, integrity of character, and a commitment to community service.
Rotary’s commitment to youth does not end with RYLA. Interact, Rotaract, Youth Exchange, Ambassadorial Scholarships, and Group Study Exchange can continue the development of young leaders who have been through a RYLA program.
Organizing a RYLA event is one of the most gratifying activates that a club or district can undertake in its community. The RYLA program gives Rotarians the opportunity to mentor promising young men and women interested in serving their own communities as well as the global community. Rotarians also act as a resource for awardees who are on the path to becoming professionals and community leaders. In turn, a RYLA can bring new energy to a Rotary district, inspire ideas for services, increase support of community service projects, and help develop future Rotarians.
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26 -> 29 March 2009 ECC Lebanon