Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) is a Rotary International project with a proven record of personal development and leadership for young people.

RYLA gives young people the opportunity to expand their horizons by developing leadership skills, increasing self-confidence, in addition to obtaining new skills and developing old ones, and returning a young person with enhanced attributes to benefit their employer. Participants learn to work effectively as a team, discover the benefits of delegation, and work to tight deadlines.

It specifically caters for 18 to 26 years male and female candidates from a variety of backgrounds, the majority are either employed or in the education system. The course is of one week’s duration at The Grafham Water Centre is fully residential and includes a wide variety of indoor and outside based activities. Each team has a professional leader, supported by fully qualified instructors and lecturers,

The week is designed to take the delegates out of their individual comfort zones, to recognise and develop them as individuals and team leaders, and each day finishing with a one to one review.

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