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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!
For juniors in High School only, our RYLA 2024 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.  
We have an awesome program planned with all new and exciting activities and events. Our Conference dates are Sunday, June 23rd to Thursday, June 27th. We have increased our timeline to five (5) days and four (4) overnight stays in the dorm rooms at Stockton University.  Your students will get a little taste of college life, living in a dorm room over 4 nights.
Our RYLA paperwork, applications, and deadlines to keep you on track, and our mandatory meetings will set parents/guardians at ease.  Most importantly our students will be energized and excited to attend. 

RYLA 2024 FORMS for Rotary Clubs are available Now.

For Rotary Clubs:

RYLA 2024 Student Online Application Form will be available on Thursday, March 1, 2024 (for Approved Applicants only) .