Rotary Club Seeks Young Leaders for Week-long Camp


The Rotary Club of Los Alamos is seeking young leaders with an interest in attending a week long camp in the Manzano Mountains in July. 

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a program that originated with Rotary International and has subsequently been specifically designed by Rotary District 5520 for the students in New Mexico. RYLA encourages servant leadership in youth by recognizing and rewarding deserving 11th grade students who are chosen to attend RYLA as an “award” for their past and present leadership and service activities.

These select young people attend an all-expenses-paid camp where they are inspired by a diverse group of exceptional speakers, make life-long friends through fellowship activities, and discuss the ethical and social issues of today. These activities are conducted in an atmosphere of trust and respect.

The result is that these students return to their schools and communities motivated to take on additional leadership roles and to find additional ways to serve. 

Rotary District 5520 looks each year for high school juniors who are outstanding school and/or community leaders with a strong service background to apply for RYLA. If you are selected to participate in RYLA, you will have the opportunity to discuss leadership, service and career opportunities and to exchange ideas about current ethical and social issues with knowledgeable District 5520 Rotarians who are local and regional leaders.
Further Information and application forms concerning the camp are available at Forms must be received by May 31. Submit completed applications to or mail to RYLA,  PO Box 853, Los Alamos, NM 87544.
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