Officially adopted by Rotary International in 1971, RYLA is one of the most significant and fastest-growing programs of Rotary service. Each year, thousands of young people take part in the program worldwide. The impact spreads further as the program influences other young people, and RYLA programs often lead to the formation or strengthening of Rotaract and Interact clubs.
The Rotary Club of Townsville Sunrise has, on behalf of and in co-operation with other group 6 clubs conducted the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp (RYLA).
North Queensland Executive Training (NQET) has been the Company that has delivered this training program for many years.
The official Rotary Guide was used as the original basis for planning. This and other useful information can be downloaded from the Rotary International website here.
RYLA's Core Curriculum Every RYLA includes the following topics: · Fundamentals of leadership · Ethics of positive leadership · Importance of communication skills in effective leadership · Problem-solving and conflict management · Rotary's purpose and service to the community · Building self confidence and self-esteem · Elements of community and global citizenship RYLA aims to: · Demonstrate Rotary's respect and concern for youth; · Provide an effective training experience for selected youth and potential leaders; · Encourage leadership of youth by youth; · Recognise publicly young people who are rendering service to their communities