Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

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

    Posted on February 14th, 2011 cfeldman No comments

    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 2016 Iowa RYLA begins February 1, 2016

    Registration closes April 30, 2016.

    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 2016 will be held July 17-22, 2016 at Grinnell College.

    High school sophomores and juniors (classes of 2018 and 2017, 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 17 to noon, Friday, July 22, 2016.  Visit the About RYLA page for instructions to complete your application!


    This section is for ROTARIANS and COUNSELORS!

    Rotarian/Adult Volunteer Application and Application Process – click here.

    Counselor Application –  Application period closed November 30, 2015.  Counselor selections will be announced January 15, 2016.