Project Name:  Rotary Youth Leadership Academy for 2017
Date:  February 24, 25, 26
Place:  Kilauea Military Camp
Description:  Annually, the RYLA program is offered to high school students on the Big Island.  The nine Rotary Clubs on the Big Island partner to provide the program and logistics for RYLA.  The program is designed to give high school students leadership skills and experiences.  RYLA is Rotary’s commitment to developing our youths to become future leaders of our communities.  in addition to developing these leadership skills, students participate in the Volcanoes National Park program to eliminate the invasive ginger plant.
RC of Hilo Bay sponsored 13 high school students for RYLA 2017.  5 from Keaau High School and 8 from St. Joseph High School.  The students are members of the Interact Clubs at these high schools, and both clubs are sponsored by RC of Hilo Bay.  There were a total of 62 high school students participating in this year’s RYLA at the Kilauea Military Camp.
Two members of RC of Hilo Bay participated in the planning and facilitation of RYLA 2017.
Respectfully submitted,
Alan Okinaka