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Welcome to Rotary District 7505 RYLA!

Claudia Kammer
District 7505 RYLA Chair
(609) 827-8771

What is RYLA?

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a leadership development program run by Rotary Clubs. RYLA  focuses on high school juniors that are rising seniors in September. Students come from 9 Central and Southern New Jersey Counties (Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, Monmouth, and Salem).

The RYLA Conference includes a variety of topics. It is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary clubs and district leadership where you develop your skills as a leader while having fun and making connections with other students your age.


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


What’s involved?

  • RYLA events are organized locally by Rotary clubs and districts for participants who are high school juniors that are rising seniors in September. RYLA is a retreat, that lasts for 4-day, 3-night at Stockton University and includes icebreakers, interactive group activities, teambuilding, and leadership sessions covering a variety of current topics.
  • Your counselors are educators that are trained to hone in on a students leadership potential, help students develop creative problem-solving strategies, and learn ethical business practices through…
    • Communication skills
    • Problem solving and conflict management and resolution
    • Community and global citizenship
    • and so much more!
The RYLA 2023 Conference will be held at Stockton University!  We know many students and Rotary Clubs have been looking forward to this conference, with many students anticipating this since freshman year and maybe even before that.  Our main objective is to keep our students, staff, counselors, and Rotarians safe. We will let you know what our COVID requirements may be, if at all. 
We have an awesome program planned with all new and exciting activities and events. Our Conferences date are Sunday, June 25th to Wednesday, June 28th. We have increased our timeline to three (3) overnight stays in the dorm rooms at Stockton.  Your students will get a little taste of college life.
Below you will find our paperwork, applications, and deadlines to keep you on track. Most importantly our students to be energized and excited to attend. 

RYLA FORMS for 2023

For Rotary Clubs: