2021 Virtual RYLA was a huge success!
It was held on Saturday, July 24, 2021. Presenters included:
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!
We have begun preparations for the 2022 RYLAs!
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 17 - Friday, July 22, 2022
RYLA-2: Sunday, July 24 - Friday, July 29, 2022
Click on the About RYLA link toward the upper left corner to start your application!
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 19-24, 2022
YMCA's Snow Mountain Ranch near Winter Park
Young RYLA-2: Sun-Fri, July 24-29, 2022
YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park
Click on the About Young RYLA link toward the upper left corner to start your application!
Click on one of these links for further information and to apply, or Contact Us! for more information:
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).
Senior Counselor (SC) Application
RYLA Board Member Application
RYLA/Young RYLA Chair Application