RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) is a week-long leadership development programme for 18-24 year-old participants, hosted and sponsored by Rotary Clubs. RYLA is an experiential live-in high energy programme designed to help young people develop their team work and communication skills and fulfil their potential as leaders.

Most events focus on university students, or young professionals and include presentations, activities, and workshops that cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Leadership fundamentals and ethics
  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving and conflict management
  • Community and global citizenship

How can  you participate in RYLA?

RYLA 2019 will be held in January 2019 at the Silverstream Retreat, Hutt Valley Rd., Silverstream, Lower Hutt.

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RYLA participants are nominated by their local Rotary clubs. To learn more about RYLA or to apply, contact