The RYLA program is for high school students. The success of the program comes from the selected students. We are looking for students of all backgrounds that have demonstrated leadership potential and will benefit from attending RYLA.

WHAT: RYLA program - Rotary Youth Leadership Awards is an intensive leadership training and conference for high school students. The program will include lectures and discussion periods with skilled, prominent leaders. Students will also participate in group activities, recreation, good food and fellowship. 

WHO: Sophomore and Junior High School students – Participants are selected and sponsored by their local Rotary club. Rotary members are business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service, promote high ethical standards and strive to build goodwill and peace in the world.

WHERE: Camp ASCCA, near Dadeville AL. Participants will stay in camp facilities. Activities will take place on the camp property. Participants are housed in bunkhouse-type buildings.

WHEN: FEBRUARY 20TH- 23RD, 2020 Participants arrive Thursday afternoon for registration. RYLA 2020 concludes on Sunday morning following breakfast, an ecumenical prayer service, and final session.

WHY: To teach and mentor students in District 6880 on what a leader should look like in the world today. RYLA is an activity sponsored by District 6880 of Rotary, representing some 49 Rotary Clubs in south-central Alabama. These clubs select and sponsor approximately 100 young people to meet in an unfamiliar setting to focus on leadership and decision-making skills.


We stress the Rotary Four Way Test of things we think, say or do:
1. Is It The Truth?
2. Is It Fair To All Concerned?
3. Will It Build Good Will And Better Friendships?
4. Will It Be Beneficial To All Concerned?

Applications: Applications are available through your local Rotary clubs or through the District 6880 website. || DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE || Parental or Guardian permission forms will be required for all participants.


Applications can be submitted via email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or given to the Rotary Club sponsoring the student. Once selected by the selection committee, students will be notified of their acceptance with additional information of RYLA 2020.

Expense: There is no cost to any youth. You may bring individual spending money for incidental expenses. The local, sponsoring Rotary Club pays registration fees which are outlined in the documents below. All students should coordinate their transportation arrangements through the Rotary sponsor.