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  • District Assembly 2002
  • Ryla presentation may 2010

    1. 1. District 6760 RYLA Ryan Forsythe, RYLA Chairperson Clarksville Sunrise Rotary Club [email_address] May 2010
    2. 2. Sorry I Couldn’t Be Here… Rotary District 6760
    3. 3. What is RYLA <ul><li>Rotary Youth Leadership Academy, or RYLA, is a four-day leadership development program targeting high school students. The purpose of RYLA is to develop personal leadership skills and an interest in serving the community; both core to Rotary International's mission. </li></ul><ul><li>RYLA succeeds by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing leadership skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increasing self-confidence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gaining exposure to a variety of issues and people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching young people how to be effective servant leaders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meeting community leaders and mentors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Making it all fun </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Having a great time while making new friends with like-minded youth from across the western half of Tennessee seems to be a natural consequence of this process. </li></ul>Rotary District 6760
    4. 4. When and Where? <ul><li>June 17 th thru June 20 th , 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Austin Peay State University, </li></ul><ul><li>Clarksville, Tennessee </li></ul>Rotary District 6760
    5. 5. Who Can Apply? <ul><li>Participants will be: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From the District 6760 area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rising high school sophomore and juniors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Male or female </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Selected on the basis of character, general education and demonstrated leadership potential </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From diverse backgrounds and may have diverse needs </li></ul></ul>Rotary District 6760
    6. 6. Objectives of RYLA <ul><li>RYLA emphasizes leadership, citizenship, and personal growth, and aims to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrate Rotary's respect and concern for youth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide an effective training experience for selected youth and potential leaders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage leadership of youth by youth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To publicly recognize the high qualities of many young people who are rendering service to their communities as youth leaders </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RYLA participants are also exposed to values that Rotarians deem essential for those who hold leadership roles: ethical behavior, integrity of character, and a commitment to community service. </li></ul>Rotary District 6760
    7. 7. WHY RYLA? <ul><li>RYLA was created because Rotarians believe in the potential of youth and the importance of developing and investing in youth leadership. The recognition of young peoples’ potential plays a central role in improving a Rotary club’s image in the community and facilitating relationships between young people and adults. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rotarians mentor promising youth in their communities. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RYLA participants bring new energy to Rotarians, inspire fresh ideas for service, increase support of projects, and help develop future Rotarians. </li></ul></ul>Rotary District 6760
    8. 8. What Happens at RYLA? <ul><li>Students stay in APSU resident halls and eat in the food service courts during their stay. </li></ul><ul><li>A variety of exciting activities directed at this age group to enhance leadership traits and provide team-building experiences will be undertaken. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a ceremony at the end of the program for the attendees and their families. </li></ul><ul><li>The program will be more than adequately chaperoned and staffed by Rotarians from our District. </li></ul>Rotary District 6760
    9. 9. What Happens at RYLA? Rotary District 6760
    10. 10. What Happens at RYLA? Rotary District 6760
    11. 11. What Happens at RYLA? Rotary District 6760
    12. 12. What Happens at RYLA? Rotary District 6760
    13. 13. Costs <ul><li>$400 per participant </li></ul><ul><li>The tuition fee is to be paid by the sponsoring club. </li></ul><ul><li>There is no expense to the participants other than transportation to and from the event and whatever spending money they elect to bring along for incidentals. </li></ul>Rotary District 6760
    14. 14. Role of Your Club <ul><li>The club selects a RYLA Committee to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote the program within the community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interview and select awardees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Notify participants of their selection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide sponsorship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assist with transport to seminar, as required. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop expectations of youth upon return from program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Invite participants to a club meeting for an address and presentation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage participation in other RI Programs </li></ul></ul>Rotary District 6760
    15. 15. Finding & Selecting Qualified Students <ul><li>Get the flyers out and publicize RYLA within the community. Look around your own club first. There is no restriction regarding relationship to a Rotarian for this event. Qualified children and grandchildren of Rotarians are eligible. Your local high schools are the obvious place to look. If you sponsor a Boy Scout or Girl Scout troop, you will find deserving youth. Current members of an Interact club may make great candidates. </li></ul><ul><li>Planning demands you get going soon as your RYLA selections need to be accomplished by the end of April and forwarded to the District RYLA Committee to allow the committee to prepare as great an event as possible for these young people. </li></ul><ul><li>It is indeed an honor to be selected for this award and it should be promoted in that manner. </li></ul><ul><li>Participants should be screened competitively and selected based on merit and leadership potential. Each club can set their own parameters in this regard. </li></ul>Rotary District 6760
    16. 16. Why Your Club Should Sponsor A Young Adult To RYLA: <ul><li>You may be reinforcing or even creating the core for a new or existing Interact Club in your community. Youth with a better understanding of Rotary may tend to seek it out later on as a way to serve their communities. Interest and participation in the Youth Scholarship Ambassadorial program may be generated in this group and further the Rotary goal of world peace through understanding. And, finally, this may be the definitive moment for a developing young person. They may choose to get involved in service to others through all the good things Rotary promotes worldwide. The message of &quot;Service Above Self&quot; is vital for this next generation. </li></ul>Rotary District 6760
    17. 17. Would you like to know more? <ul><li>District 6760 RYLA Committee Chair </li></ul><ul><li>Ryan Forsythe </li></ul><ul><li>931-221-7015 (Work) </li></ul><ul><li>978-314-6037 (Cell) </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>Rotary District 6760
    18. 18. Questions??? <ul><li>Thanks for your commitment to our next generation of Rotarians! </li></ul>Rotary District 6760