Please join me in welcoming our guest speaker today, Linda Yates.  Linda is district 6450's RYLA chairperson.  Also joining us today are Oak Forest's Interact Club's co-presidents Kelly Gorney and Mallory Lampasona. 

otary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is Rotary's leadership training program for young people. RYLA participants can be ages 14-30, but most clubs and districts choose to focus on a narrower age range, such as 14-18 or 19-30.

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

Check out what one of the top motivational speakers has to say about  RYLA.  Hisa credentials speak for them selves at