Junior RYLA for Middle School Students
Saturday, February 19, 2022, 10am to 12:15pm
CLICK HERE for the Online Application 
What is Junior RYLA?
RYLA stands for Young Rotary Youth Leadership Awards.  Rotary is sponsoring this leadership conference for students entering the 6th, 7th or 8th grade.
The objectives of Junior RYLA are:
  • Provide an atmosphere where future leaders experience democratic living.
  • Expose youth leaders to some opportunities and challenges of life in a free democratic, society.
  • Promote involvement that encourages the participants to think through and arbitrate conflicts in values.
These objectives are accomplished through a program that emphasizes values like personal responsibility, service, and integrity, and develops skills such as goal-setting, decision-making, teamwork and interpersonal communication.  The program is very action-oriented and includes activities like group discussions on issues appropriate to this age group. 
When and where is it?

The conference will be held via Zoom on Saturday, February 19, 2022, 10am to 12:15pm.

Who is eligible?
  • Any student in the 6th, 7th or 8th grade in a Hawaii school.
  • The ideal candidate for Junior RYLA has either demonstrated leadership ability in school, church or community activities or is a responsible and enthusiastic follower and has leadership potential.
  • A young person who is honest, responsible and shows the ability to make good decisions
What does it cost?
As an award for excellence, a local Rotary Club pays the conference fee of $25, and many volunteers donate their time, so there is no cost to the student.
How can students apply?
Students complete an application online and obtain a parent/guardian’s signature. Apply online or send your application to Wendy Hornack at wlhmaui@gmail.com.  Students will be contacted by the Registrar when accepted into this program.
For more information, please contact Joanne Laird, Jr. RYLA Registrar at:  mamalrd01@gmail.com