Rotary Youth Leadership and Interact

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a leadership development program run by Rotary. While participants can be any age, 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; and community and global citizenship.

Interact is a club for youth ages 12-18 who want to connect with others in their community or school. Interact club members have fun while carrying out service projects and learning about the world. Interact clubs organize at least two service projects a year: one that benefits their community and one that encourages international understanding. While Interact clubs receive guidance from individual Rotary clubs, they govern and support themselves.

If you would like more information about any of these activities please feel free to contact Canton Rotary Public Relations Chairman, Don Cannon at 903-312-6881.