Rotary Youth Leadership Awards.
A transformational 7-day program.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards


What is it?

RYLA is a scholarship which trains our young people for leadership roles.

It is a week-long residential camp for ages 18 to 30.

RYLA Camp 2020

How Rotary helped

The Rotary Club of Manly's Youth Committee work with local business to find suitable participants, usually put forward by their employers.

We use some of the funds we generate to sponsor these future leaders to attend the week long camp.

The results have been outstanding and these young people have praised the program and the life-changing effect on their lives.

Linsey Payne RYLA Square

“Say goodbye to self-doubt when it comes to leadership!

The RYLA experience was one that I only wish I embarked on sooner.

Surrounded by supportive, like minded individuals we were able to develop, learn and embody leadership values.

The skills and qualities I learnt during RYLA will stay with me throughout my entire career."

Linsey Payne, 2021 RYLA Participant
Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Manly 

Alex McHugh headshot

“"The experiential, hands-on nature of RYLA provided us with countless opportunities to develop invaluable leadership qualities, such as authenticity, vulnerability, and the ability to lead by one’s principles and values.""

Alex McHugh, 2021 RYLA Participant
Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Manly 

More youth projects

Rotary has a number of scholarships, including some to guide Year 10 students in realising their full potential, MUNA - a United Nations mock assembly, and a safe driving activity. There are many more.

In addition, we also encourage budding scientists by sending them to intense science workshops at local universities.

Create Future Leaders...

Do you know a young adult who aspires to be in a leadership position?

Have a chat with Evelyn, the head of our Youth Committee to find out how we can help.

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Community & Friendship

"I originally joined Rotary out of a sense of giving back to the community after volunteering for many years in my kids activities. Now I appreciate a degree of community and friendship with the friends I have made through an active involvement with Rotary."


Still Amazed!

"Although I have been a Rotarian for over 30 years I am still amazed by the commitment of my fellow Manly Rotarians to helping those in our community in need"


Great Experience

"Four years ago I felt the need to offer something to the community and people who needed support. I was so warmly welcomed by Manly Rotary Club members that I decided to join immediately. Since that time I have have been involved in numerous projects to help our community and travelled to Kenya as a volunteer at an Orphanage that had been founded by a lady school teacher Rotarian in Queensland. What a great experience it has been over the last four years! "


Fun and Rewarding!

"Finding local young people for Rotary sponsored scholarships is both fun and rewarding. It is an investment in the future of Manly. And doing it as a team makes it even better."


Great Community

"The Rotary Manly Fun Run & Walk is a community event that I have enjoyed as a participant for a number of years. I wanted to give back and so I joined the Rotary Club to be part of the team making this great community event happen. (We have a fabulous vision for the future of this run!) I enjoy that as a Club we focus on raising funds for our local community but we also support excellent international projects as well.

Get involved - You’ll be glad you did!"


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