Commitment to community... RYLA recipient Chantel St. Laurent
 
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards provides you with an opportunity to sponsor someone in your club or community to “learn the ropes” of leadership. When your club sponsors a RYLA participant, you have the potential to expand membership in your club, gain exposure in your community and contribute to the personal development of a member of your community. 
 
The program is targeted for the young adult who is entering the job force or in the job force beyond entry level but not in a management role. RYLA participants are also exposed to val­ues that Rotarians deem essential for those who hold leadership roles: ethical behavior, integrity of character, and a commitment to community service. RYLA in District 7790 is unique! Since we are a bi-lingual district, attendees will be exposed to two cultures, overcome a language barrier and build friendships across the border.
 
RYLA gives awardees an opportunity to:
• Develop leadership skills • Increase self-confidence & self-esteem • Meet community leaders and mentors • Gain exposure to a variety of issues and people • Learn about Rotary International (and potentially join your club!) and MAKE LIFELONG MEMORIES!
 
Read the Sun Journal story on our RYLA recipient here: Chantel St. Laurent
Watch the fun white water rafting trip here: RYLA white water