What is RYLA?

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
is an intensive training program for young adults.  In China we focus on 18-30 year olds.  Our RYLA is a four day group retreat of 25 young leaders geared at honing their personal awareness and leadership skills in a dynamic and exciting experience of exploration and adventure

RYLAs are designed for
young adults with proven leadership ability and commitment to community service.  Our last RYLA was composed of participants from 12 different countries.  
RYLA will help you discover your potential and develop the skills you need to be a leader in your community, career, and everyday life.

What do I get?

When you join RYLA, you will learn and develop:

Personal Leadership:

  • awareness of who you are through the eyes of others

  • how to lead leveraging your personal gifts

  • where your development areas are

Group Leadership:

  • getting results with others

  • flexing your leadership style

  • persuasion skills

  • leading authentically


Knowledge and Understanding of Rotary and Rotarians


What others say....


Where and When

The next China-wide RYLA will be in two locations

  • Shanghai (one day workshop)

  • Moganshan Bamboo Forest (four night retreat, 10 km from Shanghai)


Sooo... What should i do now?

What should I do?

Find a Rotary Club to sponsor YOU

  • Learn more about applying for RYLA through a Rotary Club near you

  • The club will partially or fully cover the cost for four days of retreat and one of workshop

  • This cost does not include transportation costs

For further questions (Participant or Rotary Club)

Just drop us a line and we will come back to you as soon as possible.


  • 4 weeks before the start:    Participant Applications Due

  • 3 weeks before the start:    Confirm Participants

  • 2 weeks before the start:    One Day Pre-workshop in Shanghai

  • start (tbd):                           Retreat

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