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Rotary accepts applications for Youth Leadership Award

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An adventure that just might change your life!

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos is now accepting applications for the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA). Any high school junior may apply to attend RYLA. The Rotary Club is also in the process of contacting high school principals, guidance counselors, youth organizations, and other sources for nominations of   RYLA   participants.

RYLA is a life-changing intensive 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. RYLA is an all-expense paid five-day conference that brings together a special group of young men and women from surrounding states to share ideas about becoming better leaders.

The benefits are connecting with leaders in your community and around the world to:

* Build communication and problem-solving skills.

* Discover strategies for becoming a dynamic leader in your school or community.

* Learn from community leaders, inspirational speakers, and peer mentors.

* Unlock your potential to turn motivation into action.

* Have fun and form lasting friendships.

Alison Pannell, local RYLA committee chairperson, said that any high school junior may apply to attend RYLA. Applicants selected have excelled in one or more areas of high school involvement and have potential or proven leadership experience.

RYLA is a co-ed, five-day camp held at the YMCA in Estes Park, Colorado. The sessions run from RYLA-1: July 14 -July 19, or RYLA-2: July 21-July 26.

RYLA participants are nominated by local Rotary clubs. at rotarylosalamos.com.

Applications are submitted online at rmryla.org/about_ryla.html.

Interviews are set up by contacting: Alison Pannell  505-570-0629.

Applications deadline March 31.