Rotary Club of Navarre is excited to send eight 10th graders from Navarre High School off to Rotary Youth Leadership Awards this weekend and Adventures Unlimited in Milton, FL.

The students attending this year sponsored by Rotary Club of Navarre are:  Emily Turoff, Brenton Kirby, Cameron Thomas, Jessika Seward, Jennifer Seward, Matthew Downey, Margaret Harvey, Rileigh Sutton.

Good luck to all the attendees from NW Florida!

What is RYLA? – Rotary Youth Leadership Award is an intensive training program for community youth leaders. Each spring, 10th – graders chosen for their past service to the community and leadership potential are awarded an all-expenses-paid camp to discuss leadership skills and to learn those skills through practice.


  1. Demonstrate Rotary’s respect and concern for youth
  2. Provide an effective training experience for selected youth and potential leaders
  3. Encourage leadership of youth by youth
  4. Publicly recognize young people who are providing service to their communities

RYLA Seminars: – Awardees attending the RYLA seminars can expect to further develop their personal and leadership skills in the following key areas:

  1. Communication Skills: Participants will have the opportunity to: develop interpersonal skills; communicate, listen and write more effectively; engage in some form of public speaking in a warm, supportive environment
  2. Personal Qualities: Participants will have the opportunities to: identify the various types of personality; help people to get along with each other; manage their own time more effectively; avoid stressful situations; plan for healthier living
  3. Leadership: Participants will have the opportunity to: identify the characteristics of effective leaders; become aware of the various styles of leadership; observe effective leaders operating in a meeting situation
  4. Problem Solving Strategies: Participants will have the opportunity to: brainstorm and think creatively; engage in practical problem solving and decision making activities; use a problem solving model in a practical situation


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