What:     An intensive leadership development program developed in 1971 by Rotary International for young leaders.
When:   June 27-30, 2024
Where:  Texas Woman's University in Denton, TX
Who:      Students must be a high school junior or senior in the fall of 2024. Students must be between the ages of 16 and 18. Students should meet the following qualifications:
  • Leadership experience or potential, demonstrated through participation in youth group or service activities
  • Cooperative nature and willingness to participate in a group
  • Awareness of current events
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good performance in school and work
  • Enthusiasm for sharing newly found skills
Student Drop Off/Pick Up Information
  • Drop off is Thursday, June 27, 2024 from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
  • Drop of location is Texas Woman's University, 422 E. University Dr., Denton, TX 76209 
  • Pick up is Sunday, June 30, 2024 from 11:30 PM to 1:00 PM
  • Pick up location is Texas Woman's University, 422 E. University Dr., Denton, TX 76209 
No cost to the student. A local Rotary Club funds the $450 sponsorship of the student.
The RYLA Program is led in a professional, collegiate atmosphere where participants will:
  • Develop leadership skills through experiential and fun activities
  • Increase self-confidence and enhance teamwork skills through participation in challenge course exercises
  • Learn proper social and business etiquette while participating in a formal dinner event
  • Observe how city government operates while participating in a mock City Council meeting
  • Expand their civic and patriotic skills in ethics and responsibility classes
  • Learn about the purpose and objectives of Rotary International while attending a Rotary club meeting
  • Learn about the Rotary Four Way Test
  • Participate in a community service project
  • Participate in a global political exercise called Promises, Promises
RYLA aims to:
  • Demonstrate Rotary‚Äôs respect and concern for young people.
  • Provide leadership concepts for selected youth leaders
  • Encourage leadership of youth by youth
  • Recognize publicly young people who are rendering service to their communities.
RYLA provides:
  • An introduction to a variety of issues, people and perspectives
  • An opportunity to make new friends.
  • RYLA is FUN!!