Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) --Leadership Training

06/06/2014 - 10:00am - 06/11/2014 - 3:00pm

What is RYLA?

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) 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.

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

  • Fundamentals of leadership
  • Ethics of positive leadership
  • Importance of communication skills in effective leadership
  • Conflict management and problem solving
  • Building self-esteem and self confidence
  • Elements of community and global citizenship

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.  

  • When: July 6-11, 2014
  • Where: 2644 County Road 306, Empire, CO 80438 --Easter Seals Rocky Mountain Village in Empire, Colorado
  • Cost: Fees are subsidized by Denver Southeast Rotary and Easter Seals Colorado upon selection

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 or medical 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. This is the first year we are offering this specific program; your participation will help us build a model for the future. 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.


Event Date: 
06/06/2014 - 10:00am - 06/11/2014 - 3:00pm
Event Location: 
Easter Seals Rocky Mountain Village
2644 County Road 306, ,
Empire, CO 80438
United States
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