R.I. District 5580 RYLA Presentation

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Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
Rotary International
District 5580
Crookston Rotary Club (1991-92)
RYLA International
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is one
of Rotary International’s nine structured programs
designed to help clubs and districts achieve their
service goals in their own communities and in
communities abroad, fostering fellowship and
goodwill in the process.
RYLA History
• The first RYLA was held
in July 1961 in Brisbane,
Australia.
• It became a structured RI
program in 1971.
• District 5580 RYLA’s
Camp began in 1991-92 in
Crookston, Minnesota at
the University of
Minnesota, Crookston with
27 students in attendance.
RYLA History District 5580
Was founded by Don R. Cavalier and Dick Larson
from the Crookston Rotary Club in cooperation
with the Local District 5580 Rotary Club, Rotary
International, and the University of Minnesota,
Crookston in 1991-92. It is staffed and operated
by volunteer Rotarians and former Junior and
Assistant RYLArians from 65 Clubs in District
5580, in Minnesota, North Dakota, Northwest
Ontario Canada, and Wisconsin.
RYLA History District 5580
• 1991-1992 Chairperson-Dr. Richard LarsonCrookston Rotary Club
• Director 1991-92 Director Donald R. Cavalier
Crookston Rotary Club
• 1992-2011 Chairperson-Donald R. Cavalier
• 1992-1998 Director Earl Rogers-Duluth Skyline
Rotary Club
• 1998-2011 Director Marty Byrnes
• 2012-… Chairperson Marty Byrnes
• 2012-… Director Eric Hjelden
RYLA History
• Year Campers Families Rotary International
District 5580 Rotary Clubs Represented 1992
27 4 13 1993 37 4 14 1994 46 6 24 1995 61 8 33
1996 71 7 42 1997 74 10 37 1998 78 10 39 1999
101 13 48 2000 112 15 53 2001 112 14 48 2002
111 15 54 2003 125 15 55 2004 127 17 41 2005
119 15 45 2006 124 15 51 2007 127 17 55 2008
131 16 61 2009 128 13 62 2010 144 16 56
What is RYLA?
• RYLA is an intensive
training program for
youth ages 14-30.
• Programs are
typically in the form
of seminars and
workshops. District
5580 ‘s camp is 7
days in length and is
organized by the
Crookston Rotary
club, of Crookston,
Minnesota.
RYLA Goals
District 5580 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
Camp:
• 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.
• Publicly recognize young people who are
providing service to their communities.
RYLA’s Core Curriculum
District 5580’s RYLA Camp is tailored to meet the needs of
its participants, and the core curriculum includes:
•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
•The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens
•The Rotary Four Way Test
•BAFA BAFA
RYLA’s Core Curriculum
• Promoting “Youth Leading Youth” Concept
• Low Ropes
• Challenges Developing each camper:
Mentally, Socially/Emotionally, Spiritually,
and Physically.
• Family Time Discussions-Students will have
an opportunity to explore their personal
strengths, set goals for the future, and apply
the principles learned through active
interaction.
Benefits of RYLA
• Develops youth
leadership skills and self
confidence while
exposing them to
community leaders and
mentors
• Inspires new ideas for
service, increases support
of projects, and helps
develop future potential
members
RYLA Guidelines
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Highly flexible
Age range is 14-18
One Week in Duration
Organized and run by
Rotarians of the
Crookston Rotary Club
• Sponsored by 65 Rotary
Clubs of District 5580.
Sample RYLA Themes
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Leadership in a global society
Leadership at your school/in your community
Ethics in Business
Ethics and the Environment
How to Organize a RYLA
• District 5580 and
Crookston Rotary Clubs
RYLA committee.
• Target age group-14-18
• Location-University of
Minnesota, Crookston.
• Promote the event to the
Clubs in District 5580
communities, schools, and
Interact, or Rotaract clubs.
Role of District
The district RYLA chair is appointed by the district
governor and selects the RYLA committee, which:
• Selects program dates
• Selects site
• Develops a budget
• Determines program agenda
• Promotes to clubs
Role of Clubs
Rotarians at the club-level:
• Select awardees
• Provide sponsorship
• Develop expectations of
youth upon return from
program
• Encourage their
participation in other
District 5580 Programs.
Resources
The following resources are available on the RI Web
site:
• RYLA section
• RYLA Brochure
• RYLA Handbook
• RYLA staff e-mail
• Rotary E-Learning Center

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