how can we help?
Do I have to apply through a Rotary Club or can I apply online?
If you have connections with a local Rotary Club, then you can apply to them, but you don't need to.
You can apply here and we will assign you to a club in the district who are looking to sponsor a candidate. Each club is different, so they may have a particular process that you are required to go through.
I don't have a leadership position. Is RYLA still appropriate for me?
We think where you're going is more important than where you have been. If you think you have the potential to be a great leader, then RYLA is perfect for you.
If you are still unsure, we encourage you to apply anyway, or get in contact with us for more information.
How much does RYLA cost?
Each candidate is generously sponsored by a local Rotary Club in District 9685. All expenses, accommodation, meals, transportation, and event programming are included.
I can't make one of the days at RYLA. Is this okay?
Attendance for the entire duration of the RYLA program is compulsory, and exemptions are granted only in exceptional circumstances. You will need to mention this in your application, and/or to your sponsoring Rotary club. If you are unsure, we would be happy to discuss your options.
I live outside Rotary District 9685. Can I still apply?
Yes. We will accept nominations but may be subject to additional requirements.
Does the event have a COVID-safe plan?
Absolutely. We have COVID-safe protocols and guidelines for all staff, facilitators, participants and guests. If the Public Health Order is updated, the latest guidelines will be advised prior to program commencement.
I'm from a Rotary Club. Where can I find more information?
See our dedicated section for Rotary Clubs