July 17 – 21, 2019
 
Hello from Rotary District 5610 of Rotary International - the largest service organization in the world.  District 5610 includes 41 Rotary clubs in South Dakota, northwest Iowa, southwest Minnesota and northeast Nebraska.  Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a leadership training program sponsored by Rotary International that promotes, encourages and rewards outstanding young people who want to become better leaders.  RYLA consists of an all-expense paid five-day conference that brings together a group of young men and women from Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa to share ideas about becoming better leaders.  Action-packed activities like problem solving games, challenge courses, group discussions and teambuilding activities help participants build confidence and leadership skills.
 
Eligibility:  Students who are currently high school sophomores or juniors.
Location:  Nebraska State 4-H Campgrounds near Halsey, Nebraska
Cost:  No cost to participating students.  Transportation to and from RYLA is included.
Deadline to apply:
 
March 24:  All student applications for RYLA must be submitted online*
March 31:  All RYLA Senior Counselor applications are due
April 15:  Complete student interviews and submit the Participant Selection Form Submitted*
 
Listen to some testimonials from 2018 RYLA participants:
 
For further information please contact your local Rotary club president(s) or contact the following individuals:
 
Dave Lorenz                                                      Nicole Rawden
District Governor 5610                                    District Administrator 5610
david.lorenz@usd.edu                                     rawdenconsulting@gmail.com