Empowering young leaders to develop new skills and take action!
Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium (RYLS) of Rotary District 7070 gathers youth ranging from ages 16 to 20 for an immersive program focused on diversity, leadership and action. This year's event will be held at Ganaraska Forest Centre April 18 to 21, 2024. Applications are now open through the Rotary Club of Brighton or other Rotary clubs in the district. The Rotary Club of Brighton is looking for a student to sponsor to this amazing event.
Today, we had one of the organizers, Laura Bradford update our club on the event.
Laura joined us virtually today to provide the club with an update of RYLS, formerly RYLA. Three years ago, our district modified the program, cutting it down from a week to 4 days and lowering the age limit. The goal is 30 kids each year. The program involves outdoor activities as well as inside, trainers from the Ganaraska Forest Centre and outside specialists.
In the 4 day program, growth is seen in the participants as testified by their parents.
There is communication with the students using social media before and after the event.
The leadership training looks great on a student's CV / resume.
Rotary Clubs are encouraged to sponsor students. The cost is $385 and the club is responsible for transportation of the student.
There are 4 Rotary volunteers in attendance all weekend, and often extra help during the day activities. This is in addition to staff and trainers.
See attached flyer.