The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program is a cornerstone of our work in the community.  RYLA  is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary clubs and districts where participants develop their skills as a leader while having fun and making connections.  
This year's award winners were Patrick Geshan and Isabel Shoker, shown here ready to head off to Camp Kern.  Both attend Talawanda HS.  They reported they had a great time and made some new friends.
 
Each spring, local Rotary Clubs partner with local school districts to select one or more High School sophomores and juniors (Award Winners) to attend a leadership development program held at Camp Kern.  This camp is a terrific 48 hour Leadership training event for Award Winners.  
 
The Leadership Camp features several outdoor challenges, critical thinking exercises, and motivational speakers. Students come prepared for physical activity and are required to attend the entire camp. 100% of the cost of the camp is covered by our Rotary Club. It is a special honor and opportunity for students who receive this RYLA award.
 
If you'd like to learn more about Oxford Rotary's RYLA program, contact Jim Haley at jimhaley45056@yahoo.com.