We are your young neighbors, community leaders, and global citizens
uniting for the common good. With you, we can accomplish even more.
ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD
RYLA is a leadership development program that is organized at the club, district, or multi-district level. The format of your event depends on what you hope to accomplish, your resources, and your audience – it could be a one-day seminar, a three-day retreat, or a weeklong camp.
While participants can be any age, most events focus on secondary school students, university students, or young adults. You can use RYLA to engage at-risk youth, motivate Interact or Rotaract club officers, reconnect with Rotary alumni, or mentor young professionals to become responsible leaders.
District RYLA Conference
April 5-6-7, 2024
Camp Kern YMCA Leadership & Conference Center
District Contact: Sheila Hinton
Rotaract is a club for adults ages 18-30 that meets twice a month to exchange ideas, plan activities and projects, and socialize. While Rotary clubs serve as sponsors, Rotaract clubs decide how to organize and run their club and what projects and activities to carry out.
District Contact: Bill Shula, PDG
Interact is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young people ages 12-18 that gives them an opportunity to participate in fun, meaningful service projects while developing leadership skills and meeting new friends.
… Developing leadership skills and personal integrity;
… Demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others; and
… Advancing international understanding and goodwill.
Interact Equals FUN… and Learning
Have questions or want to get involved?
District Contact: Wendy Kissel
ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE
For over 75 years, students and host families have broadened their horizons through Rotary Youth Exchange. More than 80 countries and over 8,000 students each year participate in the program, which is administered at the regional level by Rotary districts and at the local level by Rotary clubs.
District Contact: Stephen Naas
FOUR WAY TEST
The Four Way Test is a project for students in grades 10-12 to bring the Rotary Four Way Test to life in a 5-7 minute prepared speech. The winner of your local speech contest moves on to represent your club at a District wide competition.
District Contact: Beth Huber
District 6670 Four Way Test Speech Contest
April 9, 2021 Wright State University