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Lyndon Institute Students to Attend Rotary Leadership Program

May 29th, 2019


Lyndonville Rotary (Rotary District 7850) is pleased to announce that Toby Ham and Julia Before, sophomore students at Lyndon Institute, have been invited to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Award Program (RYLA).

Originating in 1959 in Queensland, Australia, RYLA was created as a festival highlighting local youth organized in honor of a royal visit by Princess Victoria.  Rotary International officially adopted The Rotary Youth Leadership Award Program in 1971. Conducted on a district level, RYLA offers Rotarians a special opportunity to mentor the developing qualities of leadership and good citizenship among young people in their communities.

RYLA 2019 will take place on June 21-23 at Northern Vermont University.  Students will participate in several activities that demonstrate Rotary’s values of service, high ethical standards, and focus on world peace. RYLA is an annual program that provides young people with effective training that fosters continued and stronger leadership of youth by youth.  It also serves to recognize young people who are rendering service to their communities as youth leaders.

Students participating in RYLA have just completed their sophomore year (approximately 15-16 years of age) and display or have displayed, or are potential candidates to display, the ability to assume a leadership role. 

Photo Caption: Lyndon Institute sophomores Julia Before (left) and Toby Ham (right) have been invited to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Award Program (RYLA). Photo credit: Javin Leonard/ Lyndon Institute.

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