Posted on Feb 03, 2023

Schaumburg A.M. Rotary is seeking outstanding local high school students to participate in one of two Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) retreats (an all expenses paid, 3 day program) scheduled for either March 9 - 12 or April 13 - 16, 2023 at Edwards YMCA Camp & Conference Center in East Troy, Wisconsin, located near Alpine Valley. 
The RYLA program emphasizes both personal growth and leadership skills development in addition to citizenship. It is to designed to provide participants with an opportunity to explore and further develop those skills with their peers having similar capabilities.
The three day weekend includes fun, recreation and education for all involved. Participants hear from nationally recognized speakers and return home both inspired and motivated to make a difference in their school, their community and beyond. Feedback regarding this weekend experience is that it is always outstanding.  Take a look at the video below to learn more about the RYLA retreat experience.

Any high school age student in District 211 (current freshman through senior) is eligible. Students do not have to possess any specific qualifications or grade point average. Most students who attend are typically very involved in their school or community, although this is not the case with every individual. Anyone/Everyone who attends will have fun and get a lot out of the conference. 

Click here for more information about the program including the online RYLA Retreat Application, sample agenda, FAQ's and information for parents

Contact the club at for more information.

Schaumburg A.M. Rotary will sponsor those students selected to participate in this retreat in addition to covering the cost associated with doing so.  Students who attend RYLA are expected to speak at their sponsoring Rotary Club sometime within a few months after their attendance.