Rotary Young Leadership Award (RYLA)

The Rotary Club sponsors candidates for RYLA (the Rotary Young Leadership Award programme). Watch this space for new opportunities.

The Rotary Club of Eccleshall Mercia sponsors candidates who have a connection with Eccleshall, Gnosall, Yarnfield, Swynnerton, and Tittensor areas for one of the most successful programmes run by Rotary clubs around the world. RYLA emphasizes leadership, citizenship, and personal growth and includes experiencing challenging situations.

The course is open to young people who are over 16 and under 18 - the next opportunity to apply may arise in 2019 for RYLA 2020 

Participants attend a five-day residential camp organised by Rotarians with the support of professional trainers, at no cost to attendees. RYLA gives young people the chance to improve leadership and communication skills, explore career paths, share ideas and experiences, and discuss creative approaches for resolving family, social, and professional conflicts.  A certificate for attending the Rotary Youth Leadership Camp is issued on completion of the course.  This course is registered for the residential portion of the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award.

It is a fun and intensive training programme for young people, offering potential leaders the chance to get a head start at an early age.

In 2017 the Rotary Club of Eccleshall Mercia sponsored Georgia who has said "I can honestly say that RYLA is an outstanding opportunity and has been one of the best experiences of my life, I met so many wonderful people and learnt some life lessons that will definitely shape my future for the better." 

Applicants are required to commit to these dates from their point of application. A maximum of 32 places are available for this course which is open to young people from Staffordshire, Shropshire and parts of the West Midlands.

RYLA Information Sheet

If you would like to know more about this opportunity we invite you to send a message to us using the form below giving your name, address, telephone number and date of birth and we will get back to you to discuss further.  To contact Hilary by phone ring 01782 791080


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