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Rocky Mountain Village Rotary Youth Leadership

Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) Plus

What is RYLA PLUS?

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Plus is an international youth program created by Rotary International to encourage strong leadership in youth. Young people chosen for their leadership potential attend an all-expenses-paid camp to develop and enhance leadership skills through activities conducted in an atmosphere of openness, trust and respect. Click here for the 2016 Ryla Plus flyer. Unlike RYLA, at RYLA Plus ESC is responsible for obtaining camper application & selecting candidates.

RYLA Plus aims to teach what it takes to be an effective leader and provides for practice opportunities with one’s peers. Every RYLA Plus includes the following topics:

Rotary's purpose of service to the community and world.

Easter Seals Colorado is partnering with the Rotary Club of Denver Southeast in the development of a leadership training program at Easters Seals Camp.  We are reaching out to potential awardees in high school with physical disabilities or other similar challenges who are interested in participating in this one-week leadership program, well-known for its life-changing experiences.  

Awardees must commit to staying for the entire week.  Interviews will be required prior to selection.

Who Should Attend?

High School students, preferably those entering their Junior or Senior year or just graduating from high school. Participants must be able to engage in an active program. Our initial focus is on individuals with physical challenges. Applicants who are ready to take on the challenges listed above will be eligible to apply. All applicants will need to complete an application form (below) and participate in a personal interview. Awardees will also be eligible to apply as counselors in subsequent years.  Unlike other sessions, participation is very limited and will be selected by a committee after interviews conducted by ESC and Rotary personnel. 

RYLA Application

For additional questions, or if you would like more information on how to sponsor a camper as a club or as an individual, contact Karen Loeb at kcloeb@gmail.com or by phone at (C) 303-475-5796 or (H) 303-796-7960.

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