Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive leadership experience sponsored by Rotary International and organized by Rotary clubs and districts where young people can develop leadership skills while having fun and making connections.
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.
- Publicly recognize young people who are rendering service to their communities.
The goal of the Great Plains RYLA Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to past Great Plains RYLA awardees to further develop their leadership skills through post-secondary education.