Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) in New Zealand is a transformitive leadership development program designed for young people aged 18 to 30. Endorsed by Rotary clubs across the country, RYLA aims to empower participants with essential leadership skills, foster personal growth, and inspire positive change in their communities.

During the RYLA program, participants engage in a dynamic and intensive week-long experience filled with workshops, team-building activities, and inspirational speakers. These activities are carefully curated to enhance their leadership abilities, boost self-confidence, and promote effective communication and problem-solving skills.

RYLA provides young adults with a supportive and encouraging environment, encouraging them to step outside their comfort zones and explore their potential as leaders. Participants are challenged to identify their strengths and weaknesses, set personal goals, and develop action plans to implement positive change in their lives and communities.

One of the unique aspects of RYLA is the emphasis on ethical leadership and service to others. Participants are encouraged to reflect on the Rotary motto "Service Above Self" and explore how they can make a difference through community service and volunteerism.

The impact of RYLA extends far beyond the week-long program. Many RYLA alumni go on to become influential leaders in various fields, making a positive impact in their communities and beyond. The program helps create a network of like-minded young leaders, fostering lasting connections and a sense of global citizenship.

Overall, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards in New Zealand plays a vital role in nurturing the next generation of leaders, instilling in them the values of Rotary, and empowering them to become catalysts for positive change in society.

Two of our club endorsed 2023 participants with Treasurer Wendy!
Lots of fun to be had!
The 2023 cohort!
Registrations are now open for RYLA 2024
Are you an aspiring young leader looking to further your leadership development? πŸ¦Έβ€β™€οΈ
Are you an employer or organisation who has a young 'up and comer' that you would like to further support their leadership development? πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό
Registrations are now open for the Rotary Young Leadership Award 2023!
There are two to choose from for the South Island, Christchurch and Queenstown!
This is such an amazing experience and not something you want to miss! Check out the links below for more information and application forms!
Or flick us a message and we can send you a bit more information!