About the Program

What is RYLA?

RYLA (the Rotary Youth Leadership Award conference) is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary clubs and districts where you develop your skills as a leader while having fun and making connections.

The RYLA Northwest Program maintains the following objectives for the RYLA program:

  • To demonstrate Rotary’s respect and concern for youth.
  • To publicly recognize and nurture the high qualities of the many young people who are rendering service to their communities as youth leaders.
  • To stimulate and cultivate leadership potential in youth.
  • To provide meaningful leadership training experience for youth, through programs such as physical & mental challenges, discussions, and guest speakers.
  • To give back to its communities, by providing training for an elite group of tomorrow’s leaders.

To learn more about the origins of RYLA, visit District 3450.

What is RYLA Northwest?

RYLA Northwest is a project of Rotary Districts 5020 and 5030. Each year, students from western Washington, U.S.A, and Vancouver Island, B.C., gather to participate in this rewarding 4-day leadership conference.

The RYLA program endeavors to help participants learn about leadership through interactive programs and experiences that can provide a positive frame work for the rest of their lives.

To learn more about the history of the RYLA Northwest program, click here.