Rotary's Youth Leadership Program

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is all about Rotarians working with youth in leadership development. It is an intensive training/experiential program for students who are currently a sophomore or junior in high school. Students are chosen for their proven or potential leadership abilities. Students selected for camp are awarded an all-expense paid camp, which includes three evenings of on-line leadership training followed by three days/two nights of camp in the local mountains of Idyllwild.

Food, transportation, housing and activities are free to all student participants; proudly sponsored by Rotary clubs from throughout Rotary District 5320. Leadership training and activities throughout the week are provided in partnership with LeaderNU, an organization with a commitment to youth leadership and growth development training. Students at camp will include Trailblazers (student alumni from prior years camps) and other talented young adults and Rotarians who will contribute valuable leadership and life skills to the experience. RYLA provides a memorable opportunity to learn, grow, have fun, make new friends, and gain a new and improved life focus.

Application deadlines are typically in early March of each year. Please see the District 5320 RYLA site for additional details and deadlines. Late applications cannot be accepted.

Apply for RYLA

If you are a Sophomore or Junior at Los Alamitos High School, attend a private high school, or are home schooled and live in the Los Alamitos-Rossmoor-Seal Beach area and would like to attend RYLA in 2023 as a representative of the Los Alamitos / Seal Beach Rotary Club, please apply below. 

The application deadline for RYLA 2023 is 9:00 PM Pacific Time on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. 

If you have questions, please contact us here.