Are you a high school junior in San Diego or Imperial County
who has what it takes to change not only yourself but the world?
Important Message About RYLA 2020
As we have continued to monitor COVID-19 and have seen cases start to appear closer and closer to San Diego County, the RYLA Committee has made the decision to exercise an abundance of caution and cancel RYLA 2020. See the full announcement here.
But first ...
DO YOU HAVE LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE?
RYLA is for students who have already gained leadership experience through sports, clubs, community involvement or other avenues.
CAN YOU COMMIT TO ATTEND THE ENTIRE WEEKEND?
You must ride to camp on the bus, stay the entire weekend, and ride back on the bus. Sorry, we cannot make exceptions.
Meet your bus at 7 a.m., Friday, April 17
Return home Sunday, April 19, in the late afternoon
YES? THEN APPLY TODAY!
STEP 1: Find out your school's Rotary Club sponsor
Your school's RYLA coordinator will know (this is usually a teacher or counselor). If not:
Review this list of high schools in District 5340 (San Diego & Imperial Counties + Blythe) to see which Rotary Clubs are in your area
Visit the Rotary District 5340 website to get club contact information
Contact the club and let them know you're interested in applying
STEP 2: Write a 300 - 450 word essay about your best and worst leadership experiences.
STEP 4: Have your parent/legal guardian sign the online Parent/Legal Guardian Consent Form
STEP 5: Print your application and bring it to your school's RYLA coordinator.
STEP 6: Interview: Your sponsoring Rotary Club will give you the date/time for your mandatory interview.
STEP 7: Following your interview, you will be notified of your status (selected, selected as alternate, not selected) in writing by your sponsoring Rotary Club.