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Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

June 8- 11, 2023

College of Coastal Georgia, Brunswick GA

Rotary Intl. District 6920

2022-2023 Rotary International Theme: Imagine Rotary

RI President Jennifer Jones imagines a Rotary where members act to make their dreams become reality and make the most of their Rotary experiences. She urges members to engage more with each other and use these connections to build partnerships that change the world.

RYLA 2022-2023 will echo that challenge – inspiring attendees to explore ways to use their social connections, and diverse friends & experiences to build partnerships that truly change their communities – and impact the world.


What to Expect

Come enjoy an exciting program with dynamic people on the campus of the College of Coastal Georgia, next door to St Simons and Jekyll Islands. RYLA participants attend an all expense paid four day event, where individuals can expand their perceptions, learn about themselves, discuss leadership skills, and put those skills to practice.

Keynote Speakers
RYLA is a once in a lifetime experience, including stimulating seminars and lectures by top professionals in a wide diversity of professional experience.

RYLA brings together individuals from different educational levels and work experience with noted community professionals to interact, learn, and discuss strategies for dealing with future challenges and opportunities.

  • Open to rising H.S. Juniors and Seniors
  • Candidates should hold a position of
    leadership or be interested in expanding and
    displaying leadership qualities.
  • Candidates can be a relative of a Rotarian,
    foreign exchange student, or past recipient.

During your RYLA experience

You will have an opportunity to:

  • Share and explore new ideas
  • Enhance communication skills to improve your relationships with family, friends and society
  • Collect innovative ideas for key leadership & successful business strategies
  • Network with positive leaders
  • Explore family dynamics, interpersonal
    relationships and values
  • Learn to better understand ourselves & others
  • Learn about Rotary’s purpose & service to the community
  • Learn techniques for problem solving and
    conflict management

The College of Coastal Georgia campus is perfect for outside activities. CCG offers recreational facilities for swimming, volleyball, tennis, and basketball. You’ll stay in dormitory style rooms and enjoy great food.  Following the week of RYLA, the RYLArians will have the opportunity to visit their sponsoring Rotary club and share their exiting four day RYLA experience.

For More Information, please contact: Leslie Mattingly, District 6920 RYLA Chair RotaryD6920.RYLA@gmail.com 

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District Contact

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Chair

Leslie Mattingly


Mailing address for RYLA applications & business

District 6920- RYLA
PO Box 20461
St Simons Island, GA 31522