ImageLeah Phillips, Nathan Yu, Brandon McGee, Dean Elliott and Allison Kabo, local students that attended the RYLA camp presented to the Rotary Club of Hillcrest (<st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Sunrise) during the October 16th, 2012 meeting. Students described their experiences and insights gained by participating in RYLA.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is Rotary's leadership training program for young people. The Hillcrest Sunrise Club continues to sponsor local students to participate. RYLA emphasizes leadership, citizenship, and personal growth, and aims to:

  • 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
  • Recognize publicly young people who are rendering service to their communities