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Rotary Youth Leadership Award 2016

Your opportunity to be sponsored by the Rotary Club of Banbury.

The Rotary organisation is about building a better society both locally and internationally. The Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) is Rotary’s way of giving young adults the opportunity to take part in developing qualities of leadership, team working, initiative, communication and problem solving at the start of their careers. The week long course includes activities such as; abseiling, navigation, canoeing, sailing, high ropes.

Who can take part? The short answer is that there is no particular type of person. Indeed the success of the course depends on there being a good mix of different ages between 18 and 25, backgrounds and experience, all with leadership potential. However, this is a very demanding course, so candidates must be both mentally and physically fit. The course takes place at a specially adapted centre in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales. There is no attendance cost to candidates, as these are met by the Rotary Club of Banbury.

RYLA1A team of local Rotarians will interview candidates who apply before the successful individual is selected. This participant must be prepared to contribute to as well as benefit from the RYLA course, and will be expected to give a short presentation of their experiences during a later meeting at the Rotary Club.

The next programme takes place from 16-23 July 2016. If you would like to know more or apply for a place please contact: Nigel Randall on 01295-810233, or e-mail.