Three El Modena High School juniors were selected to attend RYLA leadership camp April 23 to April 25th, 2010. RYLA is held annually at Idyllwild Pines in the San Bernardino mountains. Nearly 300 high school juniors, selected by all of the clubs of Rotary District 5320, attend the weekend event.
The goal for Orange Sunrise Rotary in choosing students to attend RYLA is to select students whom we felt were looking for leadership positions in their school/community but did not quite have the skills, confidence, and understanding of what it meant to BE A LEADER. The club worked with the El Modena’s Interact Club and the Technology Academy to select a group of students as candidates for an interview. The interview process was extremely important, and our goal was not to send the charismatic, goal-oriented student to RYLA, but to find those students who expressed a genuine interest in building their own self-confidence and leadership skills. We choose three students from the Technology Academy and helped them get ready for an experience they would never forget.
For more information about RYLA, visit the Rotary District 5320 website: http://rotary5320.org/service-opportunities/ryla.