Posted by Paul Keenon on Apr 11, 2019
RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
The purpose of the program is to recognize young people who have demonstrated leadership skills or show the potential to be leaders, and provide them with an opportunity to explore and further develop these skills with other with similar capabilities.
Glenbard West and South students and RYLA leaders sponsored by their schools and the Glen Ellyn Rotary Club.
• to learn and incorporate new concepts of leadership and citizenship.
• to have opportunities to express ideas and concepts.
• to feel and give acceptance of and to each other.
• to experience the joy of learning teamwork.
• to become comfortable in expressing opinions in a supportive group environment.
• to meet new friends and learn how to reach out and make new friends without the usual conventions (cliques, etc.).
• to be challenged to “Return to Serve” your community
RYLA has been established by Rotary International as a special award for young people of high school age who have displayed leadership skills, or the potential, as shown by their active participation in groups or services.  Each participant is from Rotary District 6440.  Participants will be involved in a three day program held at Edwards Camp & Conference Center in East Troy Wisconsin.  We have exclusive use of the camp both weekends.  
Sean Nelson , RYLA District 6440 Chair - Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn member