Do you have what it takes to become a dynamic leader and change not only yourself but the world around you?

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) 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.

What are the benefits?

Connect with leaders in your community and around the world to:

  • Build communication and problem-solving skills
  • Discover strategies for becoming a dynamic leader in your school or community
  • Learn from community leaders, inspirational speakers, and peer mentors
  • Unlock your potential to turn motivation into action
  • Have fun and form lasting friendships

Why RYLA is for you 

Whether you are a young professional, tertiary student or anything in between, RYLA provides participants with a fantastic opportunity to learn, grow, have fun and make new friends. Those who undertake the RYLA journey are successfully able to transfer the skills they learnt into their personal lives and careers, as well as positively influencing their local communities. In hand with this, Rotary initiatives and local Rotaract Clubs are involved to encourage participants to find, design or support initiatives which help solve local and global issues.

What's involved  

Your RYLA experience will begin the moment you step on the bus, with leaders and other participants ready to help you make the most of this opportunity. RYLA brings together talented like-minded individuals from various backgrounds to participate in a week long program incorporating seminars, workshops, outdoor activities and reflective exercises. And what experience wouldn’t be complete without a bit of fun, with daily activities and sessions planned to keep you on your toes.

To Apply 

District 9620 RYLA applications are now open until 30 July 2022. To apply, please complete the Application and Deed of Agreement forms below. Places are limited so please submit your applications as soon as possible. A short interview will be conducted with applicants in early August 2022 and places confirmed mid August 2022. Key information : 


Saturday 24th September to Friday 30th September 2022


Maranatha Camp, Tuchekoi QLD 


RYLA is suitable for future leaders aged between 18 and 26 years  


$900 per participant
$850 pre-paid rate for payments received in 2021


A short interview will be conducted in early August 2022


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Why our past participants think RYLA is special 

Everyone at RYLA was there for different reasons, but we all seemed to be on the same wavelength from the start. I was able to form new friends and I developed a support network for my everyday life.”
“I’m not sure I’ve ever been through such an intense, valuable and fun program. The learnings from the activities related directly to our everyday lives as young adults – core values, personality types, teamwork, communications, goal setting, time management and leadership; all while having a lot of fun!”
“RYLA challenged me to face my fears, to step out of my comfort zone, and gave me the confidence to deal with unfamiliar situations and different (or difficult) people”.