37 students selected for 2021 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

ONLINE SATURDAY MORNINGS MAY 1 - JUNE 12, 2021, from 9am to noon

Although RYLA is online this year, Zooming does have its advantages.  One of them is you, too, can participate!

If you wish to attend, please  RSVP NO LATER than April 23, 2021.


  1. We seek 10 volunteers to help us with our Extreme Event Project on May 22. https://labx.org/

  2. We seek volunteers to be Rotary Ambassadors in individual break-out rooms.

  3. We also seek an intern to help with online event planning and be the ZOOM manager.



May 1

Join us for Unpacking your Strengths.  Take your Clifton Strengths  Assessment and join us online with Strengths Coach Monicki Cannon as she unpacks what your strengths mean and the challenge of your corresponding weaknesses.
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May 8 and May 15 discussions of  Representation Project documentaries will be held.

Two movies will be assigned as homework in preparation for each facilitated discussion. The Representation Project (TRP) is a leading global non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring all humans achieve their full potential, unencumbered by limiting gender norms. We use documentary films, education, and activism to shift the public’s attitudes and behavior around gender in order to transform culture. http://therepresentationproject.org/

May 29 

Learn all about Ethical Decision Making and Ethical Leadership with a fun and interactive morning presented by the Business Ethics Alliance. All students receive, as a guide for their future, a business card with the 4-Way Test on one side, and the Business Ethics Alliance Ethical Decision Making Model on the other.  If you'd care for one, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to RYLA District 5650, 11115 Hilltop Avenue, Omaha, NE 68164.


Saturday Mornings MAY 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2021

Saturday Mornings JUNE 5, 12, 2021

SESSIONS 9am – noon

If you wish to attend, please  RSVP NO LATER than April 23, 2021.
May 1
  • Welcome to RYLA, Introductions RU Orientation, and Unpacking Your Strengths with Moniki Cannon
  • ASSIGNMENT for next Saturday: RYLA UNIVERSITY #1 PERSONAL Lesson and watch Miss Representation (link will be provided)
May 8
  • Discuss RYLA UNIVERSITY #1 PERSONAL Lesson and Discuss Miss Representation
  • ASSIGNMENT for next Saturday:  RYLA UNIVERSITY #2 TEAM Lesson and watch The Mask You Wear (link will be provided)
May 15
  • Discuss Module 2 Team and Discuss The Mask You Wear with
  • ASSIGNMENT for next Saturday:  RYLA UNIVERSITY #3 COMMUNITY Lesson
May 22
  • Discuss RYLA UNIVERSITY #3 COMMUNITY Lesson and Extreme Event Activity, https://labx.org/
May 29
  • Leadership and Ethics, Interactive session presented by the Greater Omaha Alliance for Business Ethics (www.businessethicsalliance.org)
June 5
  • Discuss RYLA UNIVERSITY #4 GLOBAL Lesson & Guest Speakers
    • From Israel, Interactor Ofek Nuriel, Hear My Story Project
    • From Chile, Rotaractor Ignacio Gonzales, My Rise in Rotary        
June 12
  • Certification Day
For more information, please contact District 5650 RYLA Chairperson Lori Benton at RYLA@rotarydistrict5650.org

Thank you Omaha West for the 2021 Gold Sponsorship!