The Rotary Club of Taipei is proud to sponsor again this year the 2013-2014 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA).

RYLA is Rotary’s leadership training program for young people. RYLA emphasizes leadership, citizenship, and personal growth, and aims to

  • Demonstrate Rotary’s respect and concern for youth
  • Provide an effective training experience for selected youth and potential leaders
  • Encourage leadership of youth by youth
  • Recognize publicly young people who are rendering service to their communities
  • Give young adults an opportunity to listen and exchange ideas with other outstanding community and student leaders

RYLA was officially adopted by Rotary International in 1971, and is one of the most significant and fastest-growing programs of Rotary service..

Benefits of RYLA to Young People

Through this comprehensive leadership training program, participants are able to:

  • Gain a deeper understanding and connection to inner self
  • Foster leadership capabilities – to be effective leaders
  • Enhance teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Meet and share ideas with community leaders from different backgrounds and cultures
  • Get prepared themselves to be the future leaders who render service to their communities
  • Make a life-time change for a better life

This year RYLA will be held December 27 to 29 2013

The theme of RYLA 2013 is “I AM THE ONE.” We hope all participants could be THE ONE that knows more about him/herself. Only then, we could treasure our own and show ourselves to the world. What’s more, we would be brave enough to take all kinds of challenge, be THE ONE to lead and to execute revolution.

1.      To know yourself. I am the __________ one.

2.      To actively show yourself and find your own place in the world. I am the one to _______.

3.      Everything starts from me. I am the one.

Last but not least, RYLA 2013 echoes the Rotary theme “Engage Rotary, Change Lives.” This RYLA delivers the spirit: I am THE ONE. Change lives. 


For more information please visit:

Rotaract Club of Taipei website –

District 3480 RYLA Official website –


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