RYLA Aims

All great programs have to have aims and objectives and RYLA is no different! Rotary takes its commitment to helping young people be their best very seriously and they have a long standing relationship with young people throughout the world.

RYLA was adopted as an official program of Rotary International in 1971 and has been a worldwide success ever since. It is the most comprehensive youth leadership training that Rotary delivers.

The aims of RYLA are:

  • To Provide an Effective Training Experience for Selected Youth and Potential Leaders
  • To Encourage Leadership of Youth by Youth
  • To Recognise Publicly Young People who are Rendering Service to their Communities

Every RYLA Program includes elements of the following:

  • Fundamentals of Leadership
  • Ethics of Positive Leadership
  • Communication Skills
  • Problem Solving and Conflict Management
  • Rotary’s Purpose and Service to the Community
  • Building Self Confidence and Self Esteem
  • Elements of Global Citizenship