Rotary RYLA Reps: click here to request slots, view and select applicants, and update your contact information. Admin AreaRMYLA, Inc.  
High School Sophomores and Juniors click here to apply!7th Graders click here to apply!Brief description of this organization called RotarySuccess StoriesFAQ'sAPPLICANTS click here to find whom to contact in order to interview for RYLA and Young RYLA; RYLA REPS click here for payment info.Important dates for applicants (the dark green and blue bars) and for RYLA Reps (the light green and white bars)Applicants register via the webRegistration details, paperwork checklists, PDF Flyers, sample letters to schools - everything a RYLA Rep needs can be found here!Conference Counselor Resources

May, 2021

2021 Virtual RYLA is a GO!

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2021 Virtual RYLA - for RYLA and RYLA Plus together!

Saturday, July 24, 2021 - mark your calendar!

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Click here to register for the July 24 Virtual RYLA!

Presenters will include:

o Cory Ciocchetti – DU professor, many-time keynote speaker at RYLA, top-rated by RYLArians

o Gitanjali Rao – Time Magazine’s first-ever Kid of the Year!

Young RYLA: This Virtual RYLA is for (Senior) RYLA and RYLA Plus. Those eligible for Young RYLA in 2020 and 2021 will not have a Young RYLA to attend, but we will gladly welcome them at RYLA in 2-3 short years!

Rotary Clubs: Flyer for Virtual RYLA here.

2021 Virtual RYLA - YES!

Rocky Mountain RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards)
is a life-changing leadership training program for young men and women where leadership skills and principles are learned, developed and enhanced in an atmosphere of trust and respect. RYLA encourages and assists current and potential youth leaders in methods of responsible and effective leadership. Many RYLArians have said, "It was the best week of my life!"

Rotary clubs in districts 5440 and 5450, throughout Central and Northern Colorado, Wyoming, Eastern Idaho and Western Nebraska sponsor students to participate in these 5-day leadership conferences known as Rocky Mountain RYLA.

            Watch this amazing video!

DONATE! Click here to make your tax-deductible donation to help sponsor our future leaders! Donations are always welcome, but donations on or before Dec 10 include a partial match so over 100% of your donation goes to RYLA!


The two RYLA Conferences for 200 participants each are held at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colorado. These conferences are also referred to as Senior RYLA.

Any high school sophomore, junior or SENIOR may apply to attend RYLA. Generally, applicants selected have excelled in one or more areas of high school involvement and have potential or proven leadership experience. Applicants MUST be able to stay for all 5 days of the conference!

Since 2015 we've been running TWO RYLA Conferences for 200 each (400 total).
        RYLA-1: Sunday, July 18 - Friday, July 23, 2021
        RYLA-2: Sunday, July 25 - Friday, July 30, 2021

Click on the About RYLA link toward the upper left corner to start your application!

Young RYLA

Any current 7th grader may to apply to attend the Young RYLA Conferences
for 144 participants each (288 total).

        Young RYLA-1: Sun-Fri, June 6-11, 2021
               at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park

        Young RYLA-2: Sun-Fri, July 18-23, 2021
               at the YMCA's Snow Mountain Ranch near Winter Park

Click on the About Young RYLA link toward the upper left corner to start your application!


RYLA Plus for physically-challenged teens is held at Easter Seals' Rocky Mountain Village in Empire, CO.

        Click HERE for more info!

This section is for ROTARIANS ONLY!

Video for Rotarians

Self-running PowerPoint presentation is HERE (12 Megs in size).

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