RYLA DE STAFFORDRotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a leadership development program run by Rotary. Participants need to be at least age15 and most events focus 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

Recently two students Josh Roos and Morgan Tregellas from de Stafford School in Burntwood Lane Caterham were sponsored by our Club to attend a week’s  R.Y.L.A. course in Dorking. On  returning from the course they were invited to a Caterham Rotary Club lunchtime meeting where they had the opportunity to present their experiences to the Club members and they received certificates of accomplishment from Club President Claude Bertin.

Both  Josh and Morgan agreed that they had gained in confidence and knowledge whilst widening their network of friends.

Rotarian Geraint Jenkins who is the Club Youth Services Chairman said  “We are delighted that Josh and Morgan took part in this event and they contributed enormously to the overall week whilst expanding their skill base for the future”