The Rotary Club of Goleta’s new-generation chair, Jay Wright, announced the names of six local high school students who have been chosen to attend this year’s RYLA Youth Leadership Training Camp.
Once a year the Rotary District 5240 selects students to attend the Rotary camp in Ojai. It is a four-day leadership program where students learn the value of leadership and communication skills. It is an intense four days of classes, that are taught by counselors in small-group settings.
Students learn how to empower themselves and others in an environment of trust and support from counselors, staff and other students. Included in the RYLA program are guest speakers who give motivational and inspirational presentations that are often filled with emotion including tears and laughter.
The club invites men and women in the community to join its dinner meetings at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at the Elephant Bar Restaurant, 521 Firestone Road.
— Lynn Cederquist is publicity chairwoman of the Rotary Club of Goleta.