RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership

Every year, our club helps select several 11th grade students from the surrounding high schools to attend the RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) event for their past and present leadership and service activities.

These young students are given the opportunity to attend an all-expense-paid camp where they are inspired by a diverse group of exceptional speakers, make life-long friends through fellowship activities, and discuss the ethical and social issues of today. The result is that these students return to their schools and communities motivated to take on additional leadership roles and to find additional ways to serve.

What are the benefits?

Connect with leaders in your community and around the world to:

· Build communication and problem-solving skills
· Discover strategies for becoming a dynamic leader in your school or community
· Learn from community leaders, inspirational speakers, and peer mentors
· Unlock your potential to turn motivation into action
· Have fun and form lasting friendships

Our club sponsors eight students to attend RYLA each year and various club members also volunteer to attend the camp as leaders.


When you donate to the Covina Rotary Club’s “General” Fund, your kind donation benefits local Covina-area students by helping with good citizen, integrity and leadership-building events and projects like these:
RYLA: Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
A camping retreat where 11th grade students are motivated to take on additional leadership roles.
Dan Stover Contest
Music scholarship program that assists students with furthering their education.
Floyd Myrick Awards
Recognizing high school students who have overcome obstacles and improved their grades.
Four-Way Test Speech Contest
Promotes getting young people engaged with the concepts of ethics and integrity.
TLC: Teen Leadership Camp
A three day leadership training program for outstanding 8th graders.