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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

February - April

Now accepting applications!

Read this page below, and click the links on the left for RYLA or Young RYLA.

Please read EVERYTHING carefully!

Coronavirus News
We take the safety of our students and staff very seriously. We are watching this carefully, working with the YMCA of the Rockies, Ponderosa and Easterseals venues. At this time we are staying on course, in the hope that this will be managed long before our conferences start in July.

The conferences are completely funded by Rotary, so applicants will not lose anything if conferences must be cancelled (other than missing the conference).

Please register as normal, and keep hoping with us that we'll see you in July!

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. The purpose of RYLA is to encourage and assist current and potential youth leaders in methods of responsible and effective leadership. Many past RYLArians have said, "It was the best week of my life!"

Registration is now OPEN!

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 or junior 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 5 - Friday, July 10, 2020
        RYLA-2: Sunday, July 12 - Friday, July 17, 2020
Click on the About RYLA link toward the upper left corner to start your application!

Young RYLA

The Young RYLA Conferences for 144 participants each (288 total) are held at the Pondorosa Retreat & Conference Center in Larkspur, CO. Any current 7th grader may apply.
        Young RYLA-1: Sunday, July 19 - Friday, July 24, 2020
        Young RYLA-2: Sunday, July 26 - Friday, July 31, 2020
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. See this video!
        RYLA Plus: Sun, Aug 2 - Fri, Aug 7, 2020
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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