Each year, District 7170 holds the annual Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) conference at SUNY Oneonta for around 110 rising high school seniors. 

For one week, students get together in a positive environment, hear from a great group of speakers, share their individual stories, and work on projects that help them grow as young leaders. Highlights include a dance, RYLAthon (a night of games that pits teams against each other), skits, a public speaking competition, and a closing banquet – complete with student entertainment. Nearly every club in our District sends at least one student to RYLA. If your club doesn’t send a student, please consider participating in June 2018.