RYLA Virtual Camp, April 16-18, 2021. Are you a sophomore, junior, or senior in high school? Would you like to meet other people from schools in the local area? Do you want to get to know people and culture from other countries? This is a great leadership experience, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, and The Oak Forest Rotary Club is sponsoring a few great students to go. Limited sponsorships available, so please fill out this application, and get it back to us as soon as possible, before March 26th.
Each year thousands of young people take part in the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program worldwide. Young people are chosen for their leadership potential to attend workshops to discuss leadership skills and to learn those skills through practice. RYLA aims to:

• Demonstrate Rotary’s respect and concern for youth
• Provide an effective training experience for selected youth who are potential leaders
• Encourage leadership of youth by youth
• Publicly recognize young people who are rendering service to their communities
• Help participants develop independent thinking and understanding of themselves

Join us for our first ever Rotary District 6450 Virtual RYLA. We have taken our favorite RYLA activities, added some fun new ideas, and combined them with the user-friendly features of Zoom. The results, a weekend you will never forget.

You will experience team-building activities with other students from across Illinois, as well as a handful of exchange students from around the globe. Throughout the weekend, you will work in a variety of small groups as you solve puzzles, hone your leadership and communication style, and learn new ways to affect change.

This fun, interactive weekend is filled with sessions and activities to boost your team building, leadership, communication, and self-reflection skills. Do not miss this unique opportunity to learn more about yourself and others!

For more information, contact our club RYLA chair Bill Zerinskas at (708) 951-0077.

Please note that because we will be using Zoom for this program, we must have the participant email for meeting links.
Return all of the following form to your local Rotary Club with the appropriate information and signatures by March 26, 2021.