Posted on Jun 27, 2019
Mineral Wells High School's Reagan Carter arrived Thursday morning at Tarleton State University to attend the Rotary District 5790 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) through Sunday at Tarleton State University.
Reagan is the daughter of Bill and Carey Carter. Rotary Club's Youth Services Chair Karyn Bullock took Reagan to RYLA, where they were met with some enthusiastic greetings.

RYLA is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary clubs and districts where you develop your skills as a leader while having fun and making connections.

Connect with leaders in your community and around the world to:

  • Build communication and problem-solving skills
  • Discover strategies for becoming a dynamic leader in your school or community
  • Learn from community leaders, inspirational speakers, and peer mentors
  • Unlock your potential to turn motivation into action
  • Have fun and form lasting friendships

RYLA events are organized locally by Rotary clubs and districts for participants ages 14-30. Depending on community needs, RYLA may take the form of a one-day seminar, a three-day retreat, or a week-long camp. Typically, events last 3-10 days and include presentations, activities, and workshops covering a variety of topics.

The RYLA Program is led in a professional, collegiate atmosphere where participants will:
  • Develop leadership skills through experiential and fun activities
  • Increase self-confidence and enhance teamwork skills through participation in challenge course exercises
  • Learn proper social and business etiquette while participating in a formal dinner event
  • Observe how city government operates while participating in a mock City Council meeting
  • Expand their civic and patriotic skills in ethics and responsibility classes
  • Learn about the purpose and objectives of Rotary International while attending a Rotary club meeting
  • Learn about the Rotary Four Way Test
  • Participate in a community service project
  • Participate in a global political exercise called Promises, Promises
RYLA aims to:
  • Demonstrate Rotary‚Äôs respect and concern for young people.
  • Provide leadership concepts for selected youth leaders
  • Encourage leadership of youth by youth
  • Recognize publicly young people who are rendering service to their communities.
RYLA provides:
  • An introduction of a variety of issues and people
  • An opportunity to make new friends.
  • RYLA is FUN!!