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Welcome to the RYLA  Conference Page

We are very disappointed and extremely sad that this year's RYLA 2020 Conference had to be canceled.  We know many students have been looking forward to this conference since freshman year and maybe even before that.  Our main objective is to keep our students, staff, counselors, and Rotarians safe during this COVID-19 Pandemic.  

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 interactive presentations, group activities, and workshops covering a variety of topics.
  • Your counselors are trained to hone in on their leadership potential, help students develop creative problem-solving strategies, learn ethical business practices through…
  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving and conflict management
  • Community and global citizenship