Missouri RYLA Academy
What exactly is RYLA?
The primary goal of the Rotary Youth Learning Awards (RYLA) Academy is to teach students how to develop and administer a quality service project, following Rotary’s guiding core values.
We want to work with students who have hearts and minds focused on service. We have found that the caliber of students selected by the local clubs sets the overall tone of the Academy.
Selecting the best students is KEY to the success of the program each year. We like students who want to be there, who will participate fully, and who will return home ready to serve.
Missouri RYLA Academy 2019!!
We are offering two academy dates this year, June 23-26 and July 7-10, 2019. The leadership academy is held at William Woods University, in Fulton, MO. We will have a maximum of 100 students in each session. The participant will have the opportunity to select a preference of dates for participation.
Program Details:
  • A 3-½ day summer leadership academy to develop “servant leadership”
  • High school students who will be entering their sophomore or junior year with a heart for service
  • $450 per participant—Waldo Brookside Rotary Club plans to sponsor 2-4 students' registration fees in 2019
  • Participants learn their personality characteristics in “True Colors” exercise
  • Learn team-building and leadership skills on a low-challenge ropes course
  • Learn how to develop and lead Service Projects in schools and communities
  • Professional educational counselors and presenters
  • Mentorship with Rotarian leaders
  • A joint program of Missouri Rotary Districts 6040, 6060, and 6080
  • Learn to lead and also make lasting friendships!
For more information, pictures, and videos, visit the Missouri RYLA website.
Interested in applying to Missouri RYLA Academy?
Contact:              Josephine Njoroge, Waldo Brookside Rotary Club Youth Services Chair