May 31

Youth Leadership Opportunity Available to Rising High School Juniors (Deadline July 31)

RYLAThe Rotary Club of Vienna has an exciting leadership opportunity for rising high school juniors. The Rotary Club of Vienna has been very supportive of Scouting within our district, as Friends of Scouting donors, volunteers, and serving as a chartering organization for a George Mason District Unit. Details on this leadership opportunity can be found below.


Rotary Program Introduces Youth to Concepts of Leadership 

     – Tara McGhee, George Mason District Executive –- tara.mcghee@scouting.org
     – Kathleen M. Miller, New Generations Committee Chair – Kathleen_rcv@aol.com
     – Dan Anderson, New Generations RYLA Representative– Daniel.Anderson@scouting.org

More than 40 young people entering their senior year this Fall in Northern Virginia schools will be learning the various aspects of leadership in their home and school, the workplace, their community, and internationally during a weekend Rotary sponsored event for youth. Known throughout the world as Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), the program provides education and training for young people with outstanding leadership potential.

Those chosen to participate in RYLA will hear informational presentations and participate in such activities as team building tasks, goal-setting activities, fundamentals of leadership, ethics of leadership, time management, conflict resolution, and community service all present through diversity exercises.

RYLA participants receive training from successful professionals with special emphasis on the importance of ethics and community service. These young adults often become leaders in their schools, communities, and professional endeavors.

The Rotary Club of Vienna is part of Rotary International’s global network of more than 34,000 clubs in over 200 countries and Rotary District 7610 locally. Rotary International consists of 1.5 million professional men and women who are civic leaders who volunteer to improve the quality of life in their homes and world communities. Rotary clubs support programs that address today’s most critical issues including violence, drug abuse, hunger, the environment, literacy, youth development, and international exchange.

If you are a student entering your Junior year in High School and are interested in participating in this program, please contact our district executive, Tara McGhee (tara.mcghee@scouting.org). Email your resume and our DE will send you the application to fill out as the next step.



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