The Rotary Club of Franklin is actively searching for qualified candidates to attend this year’s Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Conference! To be held from June 24 - June 26, 2016 at Fitchburg State University in Fitchburg, MA, the 24th Annual RYLA Conference will offer outstanding high school sophomores an opportunity to live, work and interact together in an atmosphere of friendly competition.
It will be a program designed to challenge the participants to utilize and improve their skills and accept the responsibilities of leadership. Best of all, there is no charge to the students for the program! The Rotary Club of Franklin will sponsor 5 participants at this year’s conference.
- The applications are due March 1, 2016.
Julie Rougeau, local Committee Chairperson, said that participants would be selected from young women and men who have exhibited leadership abilities and who will be entering their Junior year of high school in the fall. The Rotary Club of Franklin has contacted local high school guidance counselors (Bellingham, Franklin, King Phillip, Medway and Tri-County Vocational), youth organizations and other sources for nominations of conference participants.
Aimed at developing the leadership potential of young men and women, the conference will feature many thoughtprovoking events including interactive Leadership Labs, exciting guest speakers, and challenging mental and physical activities that will provide the participants with a chance to excel amongst and with their peers. Topics will include decision-making, critical thinking, communicating effectively, ethics, and public service.
Anyone interested in obtaining further information should visit http://www.ryla7910.org/ or contact: Julie Rougeau at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-541-4424 or any other member of the Franklin Rotary Club.
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