This year, the Rotary Club of Wahroonga's Youth Committee unexpectedly found they could fund several Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) candidates.

RYLA involves a week of leadership and personal training between the 5th and 11th of January 2020 at Elanora on the Northern Beaches
     

    Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (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.

    What are the benefits?

    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

      This year the Club Wahroonga has selected 9 young people to attend.
        The Committee is delighted to support 3 members of our new Hornsby & Ku-ring-gai Rotaract (HKR) members to go to RYLA, including the Secretary Charlotte Weatherall, the Treasurer Bill Chen and Phoebe Biddle. We also have Adam West from Bush School Learn to Swim as well as Will Giacometti. Two Old Knox Grammarians, Danuka Tennakoon and Kiarash Kyanian, will be also be attending.
         
        In addition, the Youth Committee has arranged for two additional RYLA candidates, Kitiara Porter and Kymberly Bouchardt, who are members of SALT (Supporting And Linking Tradeswomen in Australia). In less than 10 years, this organisation has grown from just seven founders to over 35,000 members. The organisation is run by volunteer tradeswomen who are passionate about generating change and encouraging girls and women to consider a career in trade.