What is RYLA?

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a leadership development program run by Rotary. While participants can be any age, this year RYLA Cayman is focused on secondary school students, university students, or young professionals. RYLA events are typically 3–10 days long and include presentations, activities, and workshops that cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Leadership fundamentals and ethics
  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving and conflict management
  • Community and global citizenship

Who can attend RYLA?

Our target groups this year are students aged 15-18. You do not have to be a Rotaract member to attend RYLA on the Rock. Register Here

When is the conference

This RYLA event runs from the 13th to 16th August 2015

What’s in it for me?

Besides having a great time, you will create or renew friendships and relationships with like-minded students as you learn key skills in Networking, Resolving Conflict, Leadership, Teamwork, and Community Service. In addition to this, prospective employers like to see evidence of leadership skills and willingness to pursue growth. RYLA might help you land your dream job!

I Live in Cayman, do I need to stay with the group?

 Staying together with the group is part of the fun and learning experience!

What should I bring?

Daytime Wear:
Skirts / Pants for girls
Khaki’s / Polo’s for guys
No T-Shirts are appropriate for the business sections.

Evening Wear:
Shorts / Jeans and T-shirts

Friday Community Service Project:
Closed toed shoes and jeans

Saturday Evening Wear:
Dresses / Skirts / Nice Pants for girls
Shirt / Tie (suggested jacket) for guys.
This is a very formal evening. Please dress appropriately. Prom attire or better.

Personal Toiletry Items, medications
Alarm clock
Up to $25 cash spending money.
Umbrella (It always seems to rain at least once – it is rainy season)

RYLA Staff has the final decision on what is considered appropriate for all attire. Refusal to change will result in loss of privileges. Revealing or grunge attire will not be permitted.

Students will not be allowed to go to their cars during the conference. Cell phone / texting use will not be permitted during scheduled conference events. Use of cell phones / texting during conference hours will result in confiscation of cell phone until a later appropriate time as determined by the RYLA Staff. Intentional breaking of these rules will result in loss of privileges. Continual abuse is grounds for sending the student home at the parent / guardian’s expense.