Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an exciting and challenging leadership training program for leaders, and potential leaders, between the ages of 18 and 30.

Candidates have to be sponsored by a Rotary club. Often the participating clubs will contact young adults that they know personally, either at a local school, in the community, at work or at home. Family members of Rotarians can also participate.  The cost to the club is $500 CDN or $425 USD. 

For more information and for registration, visit the Rotary District 5050 RYLA website at

The RYLA program enables young people to debate issues of professional responsibility and human relations, improve leadership and communication skills, understand Conflict Resolution, learn about businesses and institutions and meet Rotarians while having fun and making friends. RYLA provides young adults the opportunity to refine skills and explore pertinent topics with their peers and elders. RYLA provides Rotarians the chance to help develop leaders, share valuable expertise and bridge the gap between generations.

District 5050's RYLA Mission Statement

To create an environment to identify and develop personal leadership skills, team building, individual potential and promotion of service with a focus on the 4-Way Test and on the principles of respect, understanding and caring.