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Service Above Self


What's RYLA?

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, or “RYLA,” recognizes and rewards deserving 11th grade students for their leadership and service. Each April, about 200 young leaders attend an all-expenses-paid weekend in Idyllwild, where they are inspired by a diverse group of exceptional speakers, make life-long friends, and discuss ethical and social issues affecting leadership today. These students return to their schools and communities motivated to continue their leadership journeys with fresh insights into themselves and the world around them.


Get involved!

Rotarians from throughout San Diego and Imperial counties get involved by working with their local high schools to identify potential attendees, sponsoring students to attend, serving as facilitators during RYLA weekend and serving as part of the district's RYLA planning committee.

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