Welcome to Iowa RYLA (Rotary Districts 5970 and 6000)!

RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) is a life-changing leadership training program for young men and women where leadership skills and principles are learned, developed and enhanced in an atmosphere of trust and respect.  The purpose of RYLA is to encourage and assist current and potential youth leaders in methods of responsible and effective leadership.  Many past RYLArians from around the country have said, “It was the best week of my life!”

Registration for 2017 Iowa RYLA begins February 1, 2017

Registration closes April 30, 2017.

Rotary clubs in Districts 5970 and 6000, through out Iowa, sponsor students to participate in a 6-day leadership conference known as Iowa RYLA.

The RYLA Conference for 2017 will be held July 16-21, 2017 at Grinnell College.

High school sophomores and juniors (classes of 2019 and 2018, respectively) may apply to attend RYLA. Generally, applicants selected have excelled in one or more areas of high school involvement, have proven leadership experience or have shown leadership potential. Applicants must be able to stay for all 6 days of the conference from 3:00 PM, Sunday, July 16 to noon, Friday, July 21, 2017.  Visit the About RYLA page for instructions to complete your application!

This section is for ROTARIANS and COUNSELORS!

Rotarian Application and Application Process – click here.

Counselor Application –  Click here to apply.  Application period will close on  November 30, 2016.  Counselor selections will be announced January 15, 2017.