In-person RYLA Ponderosa is back! New dates April 7-10, 2022!
Arizona Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
RYLA Volunteers are Rotarians and young people from throughout our Rotary District. This program is facilitated by the youth with guidance from the Rotarians. The youth are the future of Rotary!
Rotarians share their vision of leadership and service; the young people then share it with other youth. What better way to learn than from "peer to peer." RYLA gives you the opportunity to participate in leadership, learning, and fellowship activities with a group of high school students.
Participants will be divided into teams to provide the best possible learning and sharing experience. Each team consists of 10-12 students from different high schools throughout our Rotary District, with a student counselor and mentor as the leaders. The team will become a close-knit community because of working together and sharing ideas after each major presentation and activity.
The process of facilitation is to guide the team as it reflects on an experience, whether that experience was a speaker, a workshop, or an activity. Effective facilitation enables students to share perspectives on a common experience through a productive dialog and then develop behavioral changes through enriched communication, trust, and teamwork.