The Rotary Club of Wilton
August 24, 2012 - Advanced RYLA

The topic of our program today was Advanced RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards.) Justin Phillips of the Westport Sunrise Club, had his first introduction to Rotary in 1991, when he was an exchange student and spent a year in Brazil. A Rotarian since November of 2011, Justin was asked by the district to spearhead the Advanced RYLA Program. The purpose of Advanced RYLA is to identify college and post-college individuals who possess the potential to be future leaders. Through personal and professional development, mentoring and coaching, these individuals will emerge as the leaders of the next generation. Two recent "graduates" of the program shared their experiences, highlighting specifics of the program that they personally found most motivational and inspirational.