Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA)


Rotary Youth Leadership Academy 2024
April 12-14, 2024

We are happy to use the beautiful Lake Williamson’s space as we bring together participants from all over west central Illinois to engage with their peers and learn more about Rotary.

Our theme this year is Create Hope In The World

Here’s your chance to get students the experience they need to be a LEADER in the community and at school. With the RYLA experience, they can gain the skills they need to be SUCCESSFUL in college and in future careers. By attending they will grow and excel with other leaders who make an impact on their schools and communities.

To register for RYLA 2024, use the student and parent forms on the right side of the page.

Rotary Clubs should forward the student and parent forms and disseminate it to high schools in their area.

Students that register for RYLA before April 1 will receive a t-shirt!

If you plan to send students to RYLA in April, here is the process for making a payment:

  1. Checks can be made out to District 6460
  2. Include a memo note indicating it is for RYLA and the number of students you are sending.
  3. You will send your check to District 6460 Treasurer, Roger Randolph, 25 Squires Road, Springfield, IL 62704.

Should anyone experience any problems with registration or have any questions, email Deanna Benedict at or call 630-880-5966.