SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary is proud to sponsor the 2017 RYLA recipient Olivia Ortega, a sophomore at San Manuel High School. This is the second year that SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary has sponsored a student. Olivia is a dynamic student who hopes to study marine ecology in the northwest.
What is RYLA? The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive 4-day workshop for youth ages 14 to 17 in grades 9-11. These young adults are chosen for their leadership potential to attend an all-expense paid training program designed to build, strengthen, and exercise leadership skills used in all aspects of business, community, school and life. RYLA includes recreational and cultural activities, which emphasize individual and team development.

RYLA was organized and officially adopted by Rotary International in 1971 and has since proven to be one of the most sought after and highly recognized leadership training programs of its kind. Each year thousands of young adults, RYLA delegates, from incoming freshman to juniors in high school, take part in this experience worldwide. RYLA delegates come together from communities across District 5500 (Southern Arizona) and Exchange students from other countries. 

Olivia will be attending the workshop January 13-16, 2017. Congratulations, Olivia...we are proud of you!