What Is RYLA Plus?
RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) is a life-changing leadership training program where young people learn, develop, and enhance leadership skills and principles 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!”
RYLA Plus for physically-challenged teens is traditionally held at Easter Seals’ Rocky Mountain Village in Empire, CO.
Because of the current COVID-19 situation, we created an alternative to hosting RYLA plus at RMV, by developing a “virtual” RYLA plus conference that will enable participants to have this life-changing experience through daily speaker sessions (e.g., Paralympians) and group activities using on-line meeting technology.