Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary District 7475 (Central and Northern New Jersey) where you develop your skills as a leader while having fun and making connections. RYLA will be held June 12 - 14, 2020 at Drew University in Madison, NJ.  You must be between your Junior and Senior year in high school to attend. Approximately 80 students attend annually.  For full details and/or to register.  For complete information click HERE Click Read for more details
The program  includes presentations by top business and community leaders along with motivational speakers. career seminars, leadership challenge exercises, team building activities, recreational activities and the opportunity to meet other fantastic students from around the state.
What are the benefits?

Connect with leaders in your community and around the world to:

  • Build communication and problem-solving skills
  • Discover strategies for becoming a dynamic leader in your school or community
  • Learn from community leaders, inspirational speakers, and peer mentors
  • Unlock your potential to turn motivation into action
  • Have fun and form lasting friendships
Sign Up - Payment
Students are selected by local Rotary Clubs or are identified by high school guidance departments.  The cost of $275.00 per student is paid for by the local sponsoring Rotary Club.  Local Rotary Clubs must endorse and approve the participation of students in their area.  Students must complete the RYLA application and return along with the signed parental consent/waiver form.  Local Rotary Clubs - Make check payable to RYLA - Rotary District 7475 Foundation, Send to: Barry Kroll, Attn: RYLA, 27 Laurel Way, Madison  NJ  07940
Questions - Additional Information
Contact Barry Kroll, RYLA, RYLA Registrar, or Cell 973-476-2772
Camper Bull, Madison Rotary Club, was the lead facilitator.  Students participated in a variety of leadership development activities, had several guest lectures, sports, games, activities and more.  Each student learned more about themselves and how to implement leadership skills that were presented over the weekend.  It is also a great opportunity for the students to experience life on a college campus.  This is the 29th year the program has been in existence.  Students who participated described RYLA as amazing.  Here is a comment from a previous participant  "I can't believe the friends I made in one weekend how one weekend will impact my life forever".