Speaker Date Topic
Grace Costaldo, RYLA Graduate Jan 31, 2019
Why Rotary Youth Leadership Awards? RYLA
Why Rotary Youth Leadership Awards? RYLA

Grace Costaldo, a junior at George Baker H.S. in Tuxedo...topic: Why Rotary Youth Leadership (RYLA).



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Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary clubs and districts where you develop your skills as a leader while having fun and making connections.

What are the benefits?

Connect with leaders in your community and around the world to:

  • Build communication and problem-solving skills
  • Discover strategies for becoming a dynamic leader in your school or community
  • Learn from community leaders, inspirational speakers, and peer mentors
  • Unlock your potential to turn motivation into action
  • Have fun and form lasting friendships

What’s involved?

RYLA events are organized locally by Rotary clubs and districts for participants ages 14-30. Depending on community needs, RYLA may take the form of a one-day seminar, a three-day retreat, or a weeklong camp. Typically, events last 3-10 days and include presentations, activities, and workshops covering a variety of topics.

Your community might host a RYLA event for secondary school students to hone their leadership potential, for university students to develop creative problem-solving strategies, or for young professionals to learn ethical business practices.

Daniel Kidron, 2016 Rotary Scholarship Winner Feb 07, 2019
My Shanghai Experience.
My Shanghai Experience.

I was recently admitted to the BS/MS joint degree program for accounting and finance at NYU Stern School of Business. Originally from Israel, I moved to the U.S. when I was young, and I had the amazing opportunity to complete the first part of my degree in Shanghai, China at NYU's portal campus. Once there, I learned Mandarin Chinese and founded a successful business chapter to connect students with local companies. Outside of academia, I worked last summer at the U.S. Department of the Treasury as a summer analyst in Washington, DC, and I was offered a position at Deloitte this summer in New York City. On my free time, I love to stay active, travel to new places, and give back to my community through the America Reads/America Counts mentorship program in NYC.