All great programs have to have aims and objectives and RYLA is no different! Rotary takes its commitment to helping young people be their best very seriously and they have a long standing relationship with young people throughout the world. RYLA was adopted as an official program of Rotary International in 1971 and has been a worldwide success ever since. It is the most comprehensive youth leadership training that Rotary delivers. The aims of RYLA are:

  • To Demonstrate Rotary’s Respect and Concern for Youth
  • To Provide an Effective Training Experience for Selected Youth and Potential Leaders
  • To Encourage Leadership of Youth by Youth
  • To Recognise Publicly Young People who are Rendering Service to their Communities

Every RYLA Program includes elements of the following:

  • Fundamentals of Leadership
  • Ethics of Positive Leadership
  • Communication Skills
  • Problem Solving and Conflict Management
  • Rotary’s Purpose and Service to the Community
  • Building Self Confidence and Self Esteem
  • Elements of Global Citizenship