RYLA Coordinators are critical partners in creating the very best experience for our young leaders.

Club Role

RYLA Club Coordinators work with the district’s RYLA registration coordinator and school site liaisons to recruit, screen and sponsor RYLA students. This role is essential to the success of our RYLA weekend!  Thank you!

Registration Process

You will get email reminders throughout the process to help you stay on track. You can see all the past emails in this link.  Here are the main steps:

  1. Identify the RYLA contact at high schools your club sponsors See list of high schools here.

  2. Work with school contacts to encourage students to apply

  3. Register your club indicating how many students total you will sponsor.

  4. Send check to RYLA treasurer for number of students.

  5. Interview student applicants.

  6. Send names of your selected students and alternates to the RYLA registration coordinator.

  7. Consider being a facilitator and help recruit facilitators from your club.

  8. Invite your sponsored students to make a presentation to your club following RYLA weekend.  

Student Selection Tips

Remember, RYLA is geared toward proven and experienced leaders. It's not for students who want to learn leadership skills for the first time.  ​The best way to get a large selection of high-quality applicants is to work with your school site liaisons, usually a teacher or counselor, to encourage known leaders to apply.  During the mandatory interview process, you can explore each student's background and experience. Here are some sample interview questions.

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.

Key Dates/Timeline

Please make a note of the key deadlines for RYLA 2020!  


Kristina Ray​

RYLA Registration Coordinator

760-828-0509 (call/text)