Thursday, 12 April 2012
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards - done differently and well
RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award Programme) makes a huge difference in the lives of young people. Graduates aspire to become future leaders in Rotary clubs and communities.
Following the District 9940 Programme in February 2012, Gemma said, ‘Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I have already taken steps to achieve my goals.’
The 9940 Programme caters for young people between the ages of 18 and 24 and will be coordinated by The Rotary Club of Plimmerton in 2013. Their job is to produce a budget, book the venue and transport, seek applications from Clubs and organisations and organise the speakers.
Former graduates, Rylarians, plan and manage the activities which are organised to challenge individual ability to lead and work with a team. Visiting speakers generously donate their time and talents.
Participants are challenged indoors and outdoors in many different ways. They meet interesting people and visit interesting places.
Zach said, ‘An enormous thank you. The inspiration that you provided and the leadership you gave will have a lasting impact on every single person who attended.’
Rachel Townsend said, ‘The Programme was absolutely amazing and so inspirational. Everything about it was perfect. Fantastic speakers and activities and all the crew were great.’
The venue was The Silverstream Retreat in Upper Hutt. The venue may change from time to time but the philosophy doesn’t. Its aim is to emphasise leadership and personal growth. It demonstrates Rotary’s respect and willingness to enable youth to excel. It encourages leadership of youth by youth and provides an effective training experience for selected youth and potential leaders. The 2013 Programme will run from 23-27 January.
By the last day the candidates are inseparable.